Ministry of Home Affairs

Over Rs. 1100 crore spent on Border Fencing on Indo-Bangladesh Border

Posted On: 23 JUL 2019 6:12PM by PIB Delhi

 Rs. 1138.48 crores have been spent for the International Border fencing between India and Bangladesh during the last five years.

 The details of fencing along Indo-Bangladesh border are given below:

Border

Length of International Border

Fence sanctioned

Fence Completed

Work in progress

Balance

Probable date of completion

Indo-Bangladesh Border

4096.70

3326.14

2803.013

169.64

353.487

December, 2020

 

 The schemes for creation of border infrastructure works, on Indo-Bangladesh Border, like fence, road, floodlight and BOPs are in progress. Border guarding forces conduct regular patrolling, lay nakas and establish observation posts and carry out anti tunneling exercise to stop illegal infiltration.

However, some illegal migrants are able to enter in a clandestine and surreptitious manner, mainly due to difficult riverine terrain in parts of international border with Bangladesh which are not amenable to physical fencing. As such, the accurate number of infiltrators is not available. However the details of infiltrators who were apprehended along Indo-Bangladesh border during the last 5 years w.e.f. 01.01.2014 to 31.12.2018 and current year up to 30.06.2019 is given below:-

India-Bangladesh Border

Border State

Year

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019 (upto 30.06.2019)

West Bengal

2260

3296

1875

992

900

379

Assam

22

8

7

11

11

6

Meghalaya

64

57

63

47

39

11

Mizoram

8

0

0

3

3

7

Tripura

101

65

130

122

165

94

Total

2455

3426

2075

1175

1118

497

 

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

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