The central safety forces guarding the India-Pakistan, Sino-Indian and different frontiers have obtained an elevated quantity of funds amidst steady rigidity with India’s western and northern neighbours.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has allotted a complete of Rs 1,03,802.52 crore to the Central Armed Police Forces just like the Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force and Indo-Tibetan Border Police. The quantity is a rise of seven.1 per cent from the final 12 months when the forces obtained Rs 92,848.91 crore.
Rs 20,729.54 crore has been allotted to the BSF in 2021-22, compared to Rs 19,377.83 crore allotted in 2020-21 — a rise of 6.97 per cent.
The BSF guards nation’s borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh. Infiltration of militants and cross border firing from Pakistan have been common options alongside the three,323 km-long frontier of which, barring the 740 km-long Line of Control, all are guarded by the BSF.
The 4,096 km-long Indo-Bangladesh border, guarded by the BSF, additionally sees unlawful infiltration, smuggling of cows, contraband and different gadgets.
The air wing of the BSF obtained Rs 140.15 crore compared to Rs 54.75 crore obtained final 12 months — a rise of 155 per cent.
The ITBP, which guards 3,488 km-long Sino-Indian border, obtained Rs 6,567.17 crore compared to Rs 6,150.15 crore obtained final 12 months — a rise of 6.78 per cent.
The CRPF, which is deployed for inside safety, upkeep of regulation and order and anti-militants operations in Jammu and Kashmir, obtained Rs 26,197.90 crore compared to Rs 24,788.28 crore allotted in 2020-21 — a rise of 5.6 per cent.