Border fencing on Indo-Bangladesh border probable completion is  December, 2020

New Delhi, July 23: The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today. Rs. 1138.48 crores have been spent for the International Border fencing between India and Bangladesh during the last five years.

The details of fencing along Indo-Bangladesh border  are, the length of International Border of the Indo Bangladesh border is  4096.70 and the sanction for fencing is 3326.14 and the fencing that completed 2803.013 and the work ing progress is 169.64 and the balance is 353.487, probable date of completion is  December, 2020.

The schemes for creation of border infrastructure works, on Indo-Bangladesh Border, like fence, road, floodlight and BOPs are in progress. Border guarding forces conduct regular patrolling, lay nakas and establish observation posts and carry out anti tunneling exercise to stop illegal infiltration.

However, some illegal migrants are able to enter in a clandestine and surreptitious manner, mainly due to difficult riverine terrain in parts of international border with Bangladesh which are not amenable to physical fencing.

As such, the accurate number of infiltrators is not available. However the details of infiltrators who were apprehended along Indo-Bangladesh border during the last 5 years with effect from 01.01.2014 to 31.12.2018 and current year up to 30.06.2019.

India-Bangladesh Border

Border State Year
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 (upto 30.06.2019)
West Bengal 2260 3296 1875 992 900 379
Assam 22 8 7 11 11 6
Meghalaya 64 57 63 47 39 11
Mizoram 8 0 0 3 3 7
Tripura 101 65 130 122 165 94
Total 2455 3426 2075 1175 1118 497

 

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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