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Centre releases Rs 8.96 cr to Andhra Pradesh under the SRE

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Centre has released Rs 8.96 crore to under the Security Related Expenditure (SRE) scheme, which is being given to states facing extremist violence, an said.

Rs 8.96 crore has been released to as reimbursement under the SRE scheme by the Union home ministry recently, a said.

As per the SRE guidelines, the amount is given if there is existence of and activities by one or more of the organisations which were banned under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

Eight districts of are hit by the Naxal violence. They are: Anantapur, East Godawari, Guntur, Kurnool, Prakasam, Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram, the said.

The amount is given for procurement of arms, ammunition, vehicles and technical equipment for state police forces.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 18:05 IST