Status: The Home Ministry is implementing three key schemes – Security Related Expenditure, Special Infrastructure Scheme, and Special Central Assistance – through which funds are released to eleven states affected by the left-wing extremism (LWE). This assistance helps them to meet the security and infrastructure needs in the affected areas. More than Rs 4000 crore has been spent under the said schemes in the second tenure of the Mod govt. Though LWE is still to be eliminated, the number of LWE-related incidents has reduced substantially in the past five years. i ii