Nagaland received INR 30.35 crore for security-related expenditure in 2021-22
Dimapur, April 1 (EMN): The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in a report said that the Centre has been implementing a scheme for reimbursement of Security Related Expenditure (SRE) for the states seriously affected by insurgency, and Nagaland’s share for the financial year 2021-22 (up to January 31, 2022) was INR 30.35 crore.
The scheme is being implemented in all the north-eastern states except Mizoram and Sikkim.
A total of INR 185.25 crore was released to six north-eastern states — Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh – in 2021-22 (up to January 31 2022).
Under the SRE scheme, fund is shared between the Centre and states in the ratio of 90:10 and expenditure incurred by the north-eastern states on various security related items, including raising of India Reserve Battalions, logistics provided to the CAPFs/Army deployed in the state, ex gratia grant and gratuitous relief to the victims of extremist violence, etc. is being reimbursed, the Ministry updated.
It said 75% of the expenditure incurred on petrol, oil and lubricants (POL) in operations, 100% of ex-gratia payment to CAPFs personnel, honorarium paid to Village Guards/Village Defence Committees/Home Guards deployed for security purposes, expenditure incurred on maintenance of designated camps set up for groups with whom the central government/state governments have entered into agreement for Suspension of Operations and expenditure incurred on surrendered insurgents and their rehabilitation is being reimbursed.
According to the ministry, Nagaland received INR 67.61 crore in 2015-16, INR 61.48 crore in 2016-17, INR 13.16 crore in 2017-18, INR 42.34 crore in 2018-19, INR 12.82 crore in 2019-20, and INR 41.82 crore in 2020-21.
Assam received the highest fund in 2021-22 with an amount of INR 105.80 crore, followed by Nagaland- INR 30.35 crore and Manipur- INR 21.07 crore.