Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
11-August-2015 13:40 IST
Status of Natgrid

The NATGRID is conceived to be a framework which will leverage Information Technology to connect approved User Agencies (security/law enforcement) with designated Data providers (Airlines, Banks, SEBI, Railway, Telecom etc.) with a view to enhance the country’s counter-terrorism capability. The platform envisages approved operating procedures and oversight mechanisms to facilitate access between users and providers to enable them to analyze and disseminate information/intelligence for synergizing efforts to counter-terrorism related activity. The total expenditure upto 31.03.2015 on NATGRID project is Rs.98.14 Crore. Work on both the physical infrastructure and a technical component is in progress.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Shri Sumedhanand Sarswati and Smt. Santosh Ahlawat in the Lok Sabha today.