The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for continuation of the Scheme for Special Infrastructure (SIS) in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected states during the 12th Plan period (up to March 31, 2017).
The proposal includes an added objective of upgradation and critical gap filling of training infrastructure, residential infrastructure, weaponry, vehicles and any other related items pertaining to Special Forces of LWE affected states.
The total cost would be Rs. 373 crore comprising Rs. 280 crore as central government share and Rs. 93 crore as state government share on a 75 (central) : 25 (state) funding pattern.
The scheme will enhance the security in the region, which would provide an enabling environment for development.
The scheme was being implemented from the year 2008-09 with the broad objective to adequately provide for critical infrastructure requirements that are critical to the policing and security needs in the field, but are not adequately or otherwise provided for in any other scheme.
During the 11th Plan period 100 percent funding was provided by the Central Government to the nine LWE affected states for implementing various projects under the scheme.
The total funds release under the scheme by the central government to the nine LWE affected states during the 11th Plan period is Rs. 445.82 crore. (ANI)