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Rs 1,659 cr for NE police modernisation in 12 years

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NEW DELHI, March 8 � The North-Eastern States have been given Rs 1,659 crore during the last 12 years for modernisation and up-gradation of state police forces.

Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde divulged this at a meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to his Ministry on Thursday.

The meeting yesterday discussed the security situation in north-eastern States in details. Shinde informed the MPs on the ethnic violence in Assam during July-August and again in November last year, adding that now the situation in the area is under control and under close watch of the Government.

Arunachal Pradesh has largely remained peaceful except in Tirap and Changlang districts due to presence of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) factions.

Referring to Manipur, the Home Minister said the security situation in the State has improved with noticeable decline in casualties of civilians and security forces. He said Mizoram has continued to remain peaceful and Tripura has shown remarkable improvement.

Shinde said that members stated that the developmental schemes of the Government can be increased in the North-East to generate more employment opportunities for the youth. They also deliberated on law and order situation, security, border management and employment generation in different states of the region.

Ministers of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, M. Ramchandran and RPN Singh, Home Secretary R.K. Singh and other senior officials of the Ministry were also present at the meeting.

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Rs 1,659 cr for NE police modernisation in 12 years

NEW DELHI, March 8 � The North-Eastern States have been given Rs 1,659 crore during the last 12 years for modernisation and up-gradation of state police forces.

Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde divulged this at a meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to his Ministry on Thursday.

The meeting yesterday discussed the security situation in north-eastern States in details. Shinde informed the MPs on the ethnic violence in Assam during July-August and again in November last year, adding that now the situation in the area is under control and under close watch of the Government.

Arunachal Pradesh has largely remained peaceful except in Tirap and Changlang districts due to presence of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) factions.

Referring to Manipur, the Home Minister said the security situation in the State has improved with noticeable decline in casualties of civilians and security forces. He said Mizoram has continued to remain peaceful and Tripura has shown remarkable improvement.

Shinde said that members stated that the developmental schemes of the Government can be increased in the North-East to generate more employment opportunities for the youth. They also deliberated on law and order situation, security, border management and employment generation in different states of the region.

Ministers of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, M. Ramchandran and RPN Singh, Home Secretary R.K. Singh and other senior officials of the Ministry were also present at the meeting.

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