Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
26-April-2012 14:34 IST
Coastal Security Project at Paradip Port in Odisha
In Phase-I of the project relating to establishing a Chain of Static Sensor along the coastline of the country, one site has been identified in the vicinity of Paradip Lighthouse in the Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships (DGLL) land. The Indian Coast Guard is already holding 17.5 acres of land at Paradip for Other Than Married building and for the Married Accommodation. Further, for acquisition of 21 acres of land on the sea front to cater to the additional operational requirement of a Helipad and technical support facilities matter has been taken up with the State/District Administration. Besides, steps have been initiated for leasing of jetty from the Paradip Port Trust. Adequate funds are catered for the land acquisition and creating infrastructure for Indian Coast Guard. There are no differences between the Central Government and State Government on any of the Coast Guard project.

This information was given by Minister of Defence Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri BaishnabParida in Rajya Sabha today.