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Jharkhand govt launches new scheme for Naxal-hit areas

india Updated: Jul 31, 2010 21:53 IST

The Jharkhand government on Saturday announced a new scheme for the Naxal-affected areas in the state.

As per the scheme 'Operation Nai Disha', Maoists who surrendered with rocket launchers or machine guns would get Rs one lakh and those who surrendered with AK-series rifle would get Rs 75,000, Jharkhand DGP Neyaz Ahmed told reporters here.

Similarly, between Rs 15,000 and Rs 2,000 would be paid for IED or explosive material, wireless sets, remote control, grenades, pistols, revolvers and rifles, he said.

Police would inform the people in the Naxal-hit districts of the various development and surrender packages initiated by the government for the rebels.

Surrendered Maoists would be provided security and their families relocated to a safe place while employment could also be provided, he said.