Rs 50 Lakhs sport items distributed among the villagers in the bordering area

Shillong November 30: On 1st Dec 2012, Meghalaya Frontier BSF, Shillong is celebrating 47th BSF Raising Day. Meghalaya Frontier BSF is guarding 443 Kms of International border with Bangladesh. In order to have effective border management, the Govt of India has already sanctioned border fencing on the International Border with the Bangladesh.

Out of 498 Kms of border, fencing has been completed on 226.096 Kms and work is in progress on 106.977 Kms . Besides fencing , Govt has also sanctioned Border roads and flood light.One unit of this Frontier is also deployed for Counter Insurgency Operations in Garo Hills, Meghalaya.

Due to the intensive vigil, Border Security Force have been successful in apprehending many militants of ULFA,GNLA,PLA,HNLC etc. and seized Arms and Ammunition.

The  achievements of the BSF in the past one year are,Militant apprehended ( incl OGW/Linkman) 46, Militant Surrendered 03, Infiltration/exfiltration smuggler/ Illegal immigrants apprehended 206   Smuggler  –  75  Illegal immigrants-131, Arms seized 08(Pistol-06, Revolver-02) FICN along with Racketeer Rs 5,55,000/- and Racketeers-27.


Narcotics ( In Kgs) Ganja-54.75 Kgs (Rs.3,40,750) Bhang-07 Kgs(Rs. 7,000/-) B/Sugar-1.226 Kgs(Rs.1,22,50,000) Cattle seized 834 Nos ( Approx 10 lac) Phensedyl/Yaba tab 3819 btls(Rs.6,68, 811/-100 nos(Rs.12000/-) and Contraband items Approx Rs. 5.5 Crore.

BSF Meghalaya Frontier is undertaking various confidence building measures to cement relationship with border population of Meghalaya bordering with Bangladesh. BSF has organized the Civic Action Programmes at Nine (09) locations in the bordering areas of Meghalaya during the year 2012.

As may be informed that Civic Action programme were conducted as a central plan to improve the quality of life and welfare of the border population, upgrade the existing infrastructure and create new avenues for bringing positive changes in the life of the border population. Various items like Power Tillers, Rice Harvesters, Water Pumps, Water storage Syntex tanks, Computers, GI pipes, School furniture items, Stationary Items, Wheel Chairs, Fishery items, Sports items, costing Rs. 50 Lakhs have been distributed among the villagers of 80 villages in the bordering area.

The main objective in distribution of the items was to help people in generating income, which finally would help them to improve their living conditions. Medical camps have also been conducted simultaneously at Border where free medicines were distributed to the patients. BSF under the aegis of BWWA, conducted the pilot project on ‘Employment Linked Vocational Training Programme’ in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and its corporate partners at Tura & Shillong.

The programme aimed at providing employment-linked vocational training to the womenfolk of the civil population/ BSF personnel so that at the end of training they are able to get employment. The students were trained in Basic IT, Retail Sales & Marketing and Personality development in Shillong and garment manufacturing in the Tura. 25 BSF wards underwent  training at Shillong under the aegis of B-Able and 100 ladies i.e 50 each from civil and BSF underwent training at Tura. The cost of the training was borne by the BWWA.

Border Security Force is continuously thriving for the better   Border Management, taking the border population along. The BSF focuses on the involvement of the technology for the effective surveillance of the International border.

BSF, in close cooperation and Synergy with All the Central and State Sister Agencies has worked for the betterment of the border population and is committed for the effective Border Management.(SP News)

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