Massive chunk goes to forces guarding border

New Delhi, February 1

With the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) getting a substantial chunk with over Rs 1.66 lakh crore allocated to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), particularly the border guarding one, the Finance Minister has provided over Rs 3,700 crore for census-related activities, which is going to be a digital exercise for the first time.

According to the Budget proposals, the amount allocated for the year 2021-22 to the MHA is Rs.17,160 crore more than the amount of Rs 1,49,387 crore given last financial year.

Of the total, Rs 1,03,802.52 crore has been earmarked for the CAPFs such as the CRPF, the BSF and the CISF, and Rs 3,768.28 crore for census operations. The work for the census 2021 has been postponed due to the pandemic. The ITBP, which guards 3,488 km long Sino-Indian border, received Rs 6,567.17 crore in comparison to Rs 6,150.15 crore last Budget, an increase of 6.78 percent. The CRPF, which is deployed in Jammu and Kashmir, received Rs 26,197.90 crore in comparison to Rs 24,788.28 crore in 2020-21, an increase of 5.6 percent. The SSB got Rs 6,479.74 crore.— TNS

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