India is giving the highest priority to fight sea based terrorism and necessary resources are being allotted. On March 10, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Mullappally Ramachandran, in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha presented an update of the comprehensive Coastal Security Scheme being implemented in the nine coastal States and four coastal Union Territories.
Here are some details:
|S No||Name of Coastal State/UT||Coastal Police Stations||Vessels||Rubber Inflated Boats||Approved Outlay INR in lakh||Coast Line in KM *|
|12||Daman & Diu||1||4||0||668.35||21|
|13||Andaman & Nicobar Islands||0||10||0||2603.90||1962|
Also on March 16, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Ajay Maken in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha has informed that
- creation of National Population Register (NPR) for the 3331 coastal villages in 9 Maritime States of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and West Bengal and 4 Union Territories (UTs) of Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Puducherry has been undertaken during 2009-10.
- the lists of coastal villages were finalized in consultation with the respective States/UTs.
- it is planned to provide identity cards to all the usual residents of these villages who are 18 years of age and above.
- the field work of direct data collection is in progress and biographic details of more than 89 lakh persons and biometric details of more than 35 lakh have been collected.
Read more as pdf from Press Information Bureau: Implementation of Coastal Security Scheme
* coastline length needs to be verified.
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