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Allocation of Funds to Security of Borders

New Delhi: Year-wise, details of funds allocated under Border Infrastructure and Management (BIM) Scheme to secure border areas of North Eastern (NE) States including Assam during the last three years are as under:-                                                                                                            (Rs. in crores)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
1. Indo- China Border 72.20 42.87 249.12
2. Indo-Myanmar Border 20.00 17.38 50.00
3. Indo- Bangladesh Border* 407.07 294.87 303.18
Total 499.27 355.12 602.30

* Figures for Indo- Bangladesh Border include those for NE States and West Bengal.

The funds allocated for security of border areas of the NE States have been utilized within the stipulated time frame.

Government of India has adopted a multi-pronged approach to strengthen the security along international borders, which inter-alia includes deployment of Border Guarding Forces along the international borders, effective domination of the borders by patrolling, laying nakas, manning observation posts, vulnerability mapping and holistic review of deployment periodically, establishing new Border Outposts (BOPs), deployment of surveillance equipment, strengthening of intelligence network, erection of border fencing & floodlighting and deployment of technological solutions in non-feasible areas like riverine gaps, etc.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.