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Review of Border Security

On July 7, 2009, the Minister of State in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Mullapally Ramachandran, gave a statement, in the Lok Sabha (Upper House of Parliament), on border security in India. Presented below is the statement:


Lok Sabha

The Government has reviewed the progress of use of high speed interceptor boats, fencing, road construction, floodlighting, construction of border outposts etc. along the international borders. The review has been made at different levels in the Government Delivery of interceptor boats to coastal State UTs started in April, 2009. So far 14 boats have been delivered to the States /UTs. Along Indo-Bangladesh border 1800.09 km. of fencing and 718.64 km of roads have been completed under Phase II project. Further, Replacement of 376 km. of fencing has been completed under Phase III project. The installation of floodlighting works is also in progress. The construction work for additional Border Outposts along Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Pakistan borders has been awarded. Construction work in 10 strategic roads along Indo-China border has started.

After assessment of various factors, the Annual Action Plan for border works has been prepared and targets fixed for 2009-10. Targets for supply of interceptor boats to 9 coastal States and 4 Union Territories, under Coastal Security Scheme has also been finalized.

The details of projects, area of operation, time frame for completion and financial implications for these projects are given below:

Sl No.

Project

Project content

Area of Operation

Time frame for completion

Financial implication

(Rs. In crore)

1

Phase II Project (Fencing & Road Works)

Fence 2579.22 km

Road 1422.45 km

Indo-Bangladesh border

2000-2010

4393.67

2.

Phase III Project (Replacement of Fencing works)

Fence 861.72 km

Indo-Bangladesh border

2006-2010

884.00

3.

Floodlighting works

2840.90 km

Indo-Bangladesh border

2007-2012

1327.77

4.

Construction of Border Ouposts

509 Nos.(IPB-126, IBB-383)

Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Pakistan borders

2008-2014

1832.50

5.

Construction of Border Roads

Construction of 27 Link roads of operational significance to ITBP, totaling 804 km.

Along Indo-China Border in the States of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh

2008-2013

1937.00

6.

Supply of Interceptor Boats (under Coastal Security Scheme)

Under the present Coastal Security Scheme, 73 costal police stations, 97 checkposts, 58 outposts and 30 barracks have been approved along with 204 interceptor boats, 153 jeeps and 312 motorcycles.

9 Coastal States and 4 Union Territories

2005-2010

400.00

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Mullapally Ramachandran, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India

 

 

 

 

 
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