Over 1.5 lakh Bangladeshi refugees residing in Odisha: Min

Bhubaneswar: A total of 1,57,432 Bangladeshi refugees are residing in Odisha, informed Minister of State (Home) Tusharkanti Behera in the State Assembly today while replying to a question by MLA Suryabanshi Suraj.

Malkangiri district has highest 1,04,233 Bangladeshi refugees, followed by 46,848 in Nabarangpur and 4,653 in Khordha.

The minister further informed that as many as 3,740 Bangladeshi refugees are living in the state illegally.

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