Ultras On Decline Mode

Maoist activities in Odisha has gone down and out of 35 Most Left Wing Extremists Affected (LWE) districts of the Country, only two districts-Koraput and Malkangiri find place in the list.

While 96 Percent of violence by LWEs is reported in these 35 districts, of Seven States, Odisha shares only 8.2 Percent, which shows declining trend, thanks to proactive approach taken by State Administration and Security Forces in tacking Ultras, said sources in Department of Home.
Ministry of Home Affairs has prepared the Latest LWE Scenario in the country, which reveals the decline trend.
While Chhattisgarh records highest 37.6 Percent LWE Violence, Jharkhand share 31 Percent of the total LWE Violence reported in the country, Odisha is far behind the neighbors.
In Chhattisgarh 8 and in Jharkhand 16 districts are Most LWE Districts, while Maoist Menace is confined to Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Khamam in Telengana.
Among these States, Odisha leads in conducting more number of Unified Command Meetings to review Maoist Menace and Development chaired by Chief Secretary, which helps out the State Authorities in tackling the Red Rebels and carry out developmental projects in these districts.
While Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand face bigger LWE problems, during last both the States missed conducting Unified Command Meeting, while Odisha conducted four meeting of UC to tackle Maoist Menace.
State and Police Administration is acting in tandem to and Apex Level Multi Disciplinary Group has been formed to tackle the Red Rebels.
While both Excise and Crime Branch Sleuths are active in destructing illicit cultivation of Ganja in LWE areas, attention paid to curb Poppy cultivation in these far flung areas.
Union Government has advised the State Governments to activate intelligence sharing among the states and Joint Command Control System is needed to be effective, said sources.
Extortion by the Maoist is to be checked as they are actively extorting money from contractors, mine operators and forest operatives.
While the State Governments are asking for more Central Armed Police Forces, Centre has advised the States to fill up vacancies in Most LWE affected districts.
States like Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal are having largest number of vacancies in the LWE affected districts, sources said.
Odisha is asking for two more Battalions of CAPFs to be deployed in border areas of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh as these areas are porous and Ultras are sneaking into the State as there is more presence of Central Armed Forces in both the States.

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