Central govt likely to declare two districts of Assam as Maoist affected.

AssamGuwahati: The central government is expected to declare two districts of Assam as Maoist-affected, making them suitable for special benefits, Rural Development Jairam Ramesh said on Saturday.

Raman told that “Dibrugarh and Tinsukia may join the list of (such) districts as the ministry has moved a proposal to the Planning Commission. We expect an announcement soon.”

Ramesh added that “There are intelligence reports that Maoist activities are on the rise in the two districts.”

Dibrugarh and Tinsukia will receive a package of Rs 30 crore each yearly for developmental activities under the Planning Commission’s Integrated Action Plan (IAP).

The state government has asked deputy commissioners of the seven districts to realize more developmental schemes to include the spread of Maoists.

Ramesh said that the central cabinet had approved a plan to decrease household density criteria of 500 to 250 for construction of roads in hilly and tribal areas of the north-eastern region.

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