BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has received Rs 70 crore under the 13th Finance Commission for establishment of three police training institutions in Odisha.
Out of this, Rs 20 crore has been provided for establishment of police training institute for civil police at Byree in Jajpur district, Rs 30 crore for basic training institute for armed police at Burla and Rs 20 crore for setting up anti-extremist training institute at Koraput, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said in a written reply to a question from Bijay Mohanty of the BJD.
Replying to a question from Sanjib Sahu (BJD), Naveen said areas under 31 police stations of 10 districts and 25 police stations of 11 districts were affected by Maoist violence in 2013 and 2014 respectively. He said 19 districts in the State are affected by Maoist activities. In response to another question from Amar Prasad Satpathy (BJD), Naveen said the State Government demanded deployment of two more battalions of Central Security Forces to tackle Maoist activities at the meeting convened by the Centre in New Delhi on June 26. The State has also sought reimbursement of Rs 161.43 crore under security related expenditure scheme from 2005-06 to 2012-13.