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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
15-March-2017 15:05 IST
India Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement (LBA)

Indo-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement (LBA), 1974 provides for exchange of enclaves between the two countries and it necessitated development and integration of Bangladeshi enclaves in India and  addressing issues  of rehabilitation of returnees from Indian enclaves in Bangladesh. Government of India sanctioned Rs. 1005.99 crore  on  02.12.2015  for  rehabilitation  and  up-gradation  of infrastructure, out of which Rs. 898.50 crore is for creation and up-gradation of infrastructure and an amount of Rs. 107.49 crore is for rehabilitation and construction of pucca houses for Indian returnees. The package sanctioned to State Government of West Bengal by Government of India is for a period of five years from 2015-16 to 2019-2020. The scheme fully funded by Government of India is implemented by the State Government of West Bengal. Government of India has sanctioned barbed wire fencing to the extent of 3326.14 km along the Indo-Bangladesh border. Out of this, fencing to the extent of 2731 km has been completed.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in written reply to a question by Shri Vivek Gupta in the Rajya Sabha today.