Infiltration along Indo Bangladesh verge on decrease: Govt tells Rajya

New Delhi: The variety of cases of seepage along Indo-Bangladesh border minimized to 489 in 2015 from 654 in 2016 and 955 people were apprehended by the border guards, the government said in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.Giving information, Minister of State for House Affairs Nityanand Rai said these 489 cases of cross border seepage were reported in 2020 and 955 people were nabbed. In 2019, there were 500 cases and 1,109 people were apprehended. In 2016, there were 654 cases and 1,601 people were apprehended.India shares 2,216 km of border with Bangladesh, of which 1,638 km are fenced, the minister said.He further stated problems are being faced in fencing of 319 km because of river area and hard terrain, including the river area was being viewed by the water wing of Border Security Force Meanwhile, replying to questions related to the Bengaluru city job, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said Bangalore City Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has actually notified that there is no substantial increase in expense on works and system parts of the phase-2 project.The land acquisition cost is most likely to increase by Rs 4,290 crore, which is funded completely by the government of Karnataka, he said.The minister further stated till December 2020, an amount of Rs 15,597 crore, consisting of expense of land acquisition has actually been invested in execution of the phase-2 project.Replying to additional concerns, Puri stated the delay here in phase-II is not on account of non-release of funds.”I want to correct that impression. In reality, the government of India has already launched Rs 8,445.63 crores for Phase-II task so far.”He added that the delay is on account of two aspects. One is the state federal government has to get the land and the accessibility of forest land in two parts. There were some 4,266 trees; almost 45 per cent are held up. A high-powered committee has actually been appointed, he stated.”… There is another prominent land acquisition conflict which is a PIL that is pending. And the central federal government is prepared to offer the fund. Funds are allocated; however still land issue is there. And we would be launching for 2021-22 also,” Puri said.There was another extra concerning use of local language in signboards, to which the minister stated “I am personally not familiar with what signage is being used.”Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu recommended the minister that in all the city projects there ought to also be a local language.”Like in Namma Bengaluru, there was this issue. The nationwide language and others are all right but local language also must be there due to the fact that mainly local individuals are travelling,” Naidu said.

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