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Additional sum of Rs. 430 crore to modernise police machinery in states

New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): For modernization of police force in the States, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has proposed an additional amount of Rs. 430 crore over and above the provision in the Interim Budget.

While presenting the Budget proposals for the year 2009-10 in Lok Sabha today, Mukherjee said that the Government has also sanctioned special risk/hardship allowances to the personnel of Para Military Forces at par with Defence Forces.

“Provisions for payment of these allowances are also being proposed in the Budget, he added.

For strengthening Border Management, Mukherjee proposed an additional amount of Rs. 2,284 crore over and above the provision for construction of fences, roads, flood-lights on the international borders.

Keeping in view, the significant augmentation in the strength of Para Military Forces, Mukherjee called for more investment in creating the necessary infrastructure, particularly in the area of housing.

He said the Government proposed to launch a massive programme of housing to create one lakh dwelling units for Central Para Military Forces Personnel.

“This will not only enhance the morale of the forces, but will also enable leveraging of Government’s annual budgetary resources and create an innovative financing model,” he added. (ANI)

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