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Special funding for Maoist-affected areas

Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and Chhattisgarh, hit by Maoist movement, will raise specialised forces trained in guerrilla warfare on the lines of the Greyhounds, a special police unit in Andhra Pradesh. The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs on Tuesday approved the home ministry’s proposal under which the special forces will come up in the states and funds will be given to create and upgrade infrastructure, weaponry and equipment to combat the Naxal problem. Andhra Pradesh will also be given fund to upgrade its infrastructure and stregthen the Greyhounds force.
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