New Delhi: The Centre has blamed the state government for not giving compensations to the families of victims who lost their life in the Naxal violence.  

The Home Ministry has categorically said that the Centre is not in position to incur the financial burden but it is the first priority of the state government to give recompense to the victims of Naxal violence.

The Centre is running Security Related Expenditure Scheme (SRE) in selected Naxal-hit areas, which has provision to provide relief to the families of victims who lose their lives in red terror violence. The SRE also promotes infrastructure development in such areas.  

Seeking help under this scheme Vaishali MP Dr Raghuvansh Prasad Sing tried to provide financial help to the Naxal-affected people of Muzaffarpur, Sheohar and his parliamentary constituency. But Minister of States Gurudas Kamat informed Prasad that the Central government is liable to provide compensation only after state’s initiation.

At present 15 districts of Bihar get the benefit of this scheme.
 
(JPN/Bureau)