MHA | 1100 cr spent on Border Fencing on Indo-Bangladesh Border

Indo-Bangladesh Border
Indo-Bangladesh Border

 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. Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai has informed that 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 given below:

Border Length of International Border Fence sanctioned Fence Completed Work in progress Balance Probable date of completion
Indo-Bangladesh Border 4096.70 3326.14 2803.013 169.64 353.487 December, 2020

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 w.e.f. 01.01.2014 to 31.12.2018 and current year up to 30.06.2019 is given below:-

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

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