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Odisha extends land relief to kin of paramilitary personnel killed in Maoist attacks

In 2010, the state government had announced that next of kin of state police personnel killed while discharging duty in anti-Maoist operations would be allotted plots of similar size.

Sis years after the state government announced homestead land to next of kin of the state police personnel killed in anti-Maoist operations, it has announced the same for the next of the kin of personnel of central paramilitary forces from Odisha who are engaged in similar operations anywhere in the country.

In a notification, the revenue and disaster management department announced that next of kin of personnel of CRPF, BSF and COBRA who die while discharging duty in anti-Maoist operations would be allotted up to 0.04 acre of government land in an urban area or 0.10 acre of government land in a rural area free of premium for homestead purpose.

In 2010, the state government had announced that next of kin of state police personnel killed while discharging duty in anti-Maoist operations would be allotted plots of similar size. But it could not be implemented till May last year, when the state government finally notified the scheme for state police personnel.