August 11, 2005

FENCING OF THE BORDERS : Why it has not been completed

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1823
TO BE ANSWERED ON 10.08.2005


FENCING AT BORDERS .


1823. SHRI PYARELAL KHANDELWAL
CHHATTRAPAL SINGH LODHA


Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the work pertaining to fencing of the borders of the country has not been completed;

(b) if so, the reasons therefor;

(c) the total length of fencing in kilometers erected at border till May, 2005; and

(d) by when fencing is likely to be completed in the remaining parts of the borders?


ANSWER


MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

(SHRI S. REGUPATHY)

(a) & (b): The fencing work of the borders has not yet been completed due to following reasons:

(a) Resistance by Bangladesh Rifles to the construction of fencing within 150 yards from international border.

(b) Delay in land acquisition.

(c) Limited working season due to heavy rain.

(d) Difficult terrain.

(e) Water logging for the better part of the year.

(f) Delay in forest clearance.

(c) & (d) : 1948.95 Kms. of fencing along Indo-Bangladesh border and 1752.42 Kms. of fencing along Indo-Pak border has been completed till May, 2005. The work in remaining parts excluding certain stretches in Mizoram Sector is likely to be completed by December, 2006.

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