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Allocation for modernization of state police forces raised to Rs. 3K crores

July 10, 2014


New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): The union government has raised the allocation for modernization of state police forces from Rs 1,847 crore in 2013-14 to Rs 3,000 crore in the current financial year.

While presenting the General Budget in Lok Sabha today, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that scheme for modernization for state police forces would be reviewed.

He said "I am also allocating adequate funds for carrying out small but much needed developmental activities as additional central assistance for left wing extremist affected districts."

The finance minister also an announced allocation of a sum of Rs. 2,250 crore to strengthen and modernize border infrastructure. Jaitley said in addition, a sum of Rs. 990 crore has been allocated for the socio economic development of the villages along the borders.

He said a sum of Rs. 150 crore has also been ear-marked for the construction of Marine Police Station, Jetties and purchase of boats etc. (ANI)

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Source: Asian News International

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