5 districts in Odisha removed from red corridor area

Bhubaneswar: Five districts in Odisha have been removed from the list of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts, said an official on Friday.

Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Nayagarh districts have been removed the list of Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) affected Security Related Expenditure (SRE) scheme.

 “Odisha govt approves removal of five districts of Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh & Nayagarh from Maoist affected SRE districts. This recognizes an improved security situation in these districts. State Police committed to making the whole of Odisha LWE free,” tweeted Odisha DGP Abhay.

Now, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Sundergarh, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Bargarh and Bolangir are the districts in the list of red corridor.

According to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, the Naxal affected districts in Odisha are Gajapati, Ganjam, Keonjhar, Koraput, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Sundergarh, Kandhamal, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Bargarh and Balangir.