How much of India is Maoist-affected?

The notion that 200 districts or one-third of India is under the grip of Maoists is bogus. Maoists present a formidable challenge in 35 districts across nine states in the country, and have a significant presence in another 48 districts. This is not to diminish the challenge posed by the Maoists, which is the gravest internal security threat facing the country today.