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The Centre has released Rs 8.96 crore to Andhra Pradesh under the Security Related Expenditure (SRE) scheme, which is being given to states facing extremist violence, an official said. Rs 8.96 crore has been released to Andhra Pradesh as reimbursement under the SRE scheme by the Union home ministry recently, a ministry official 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 Andhra Pradesh are hit by the Naxal violence.
They are: Anantapur, East Godawari, Guntur, Kurnool, Prakasam, Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram, the official said. The amount is given for procurement of arms, ammunition, vehicles and technical equipment for state police forces.
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