Ensuring good neighbourliness
The Government has increased the budgetary provisions for erection of fences along the India-Bangladesh and India-Pakistan borders even as a sharp cut has been seen in allocation of funds for home guards and payments to the (J&K) State.
The budgetary provisions made for Union Home Ministry this year, the Government has doubled the non-plan funds for erection of barbed wire fencing and construction of roads along the Indo-Bangla border from Rs 201.68 to Rs 441.08 crore.
This move was proposed to check the illegal immigration from the eastern neighbour.
Similarly, there was a marginal increase in border works at the Indo-Pak border from Rs 130.06 crore to Rs 196.75 crore so that the inflow of arms and ammunition from across the border was checked. [Daily Excelsior]