Bhubaneswar: A total 113 Maoists,
including seven couples have surrendered to Odisha police
since 2009, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said today.
Replying to a question in the House, Patnaik, who also
holds the home portfolio, said the surrenders were made in
2009, 2010 and 2011. "Steps were taken to rehabilitate the
surrendered Maoists according to the state government`s
surrender and rehabiliation scheme, 2006."
While the district rehabilitation committees have
accepted applications of 95 surrendered Maoists, 11
applications were not entertained, Patnaik said.
However, Maoists surrendering now would get
rehabilitation package as per the provision of Surrender and
Rehabilitation Scheme - 2012.
Under it a Maoist would get assistance upto Rs 2.5
lakh, besides Rs 25,000 for marriage, the chief minister said.
This apart, an ultra surrendering before the police
was also entitled to get Rs 25,000 for purchase of homestead
land, Rs 45,000 for building a house and Rs 25,000
more if he/she surrenders with arms.
The new scheme has provision of financial assistance
of Rs 2,000 per month for three years for surrendered Maoists
and also Rs 3,000 per annum for education, he said.