Itanagar, Oct 17: Arunachal Pradesh would receive hundred per cent central assistance for strengthening and upgrading facilities to the state police. This was informed by union Home Minister Shivraj Patil in a letter to Lok Sabha MP Kiren Rijiju, informed official sources here today.
Mr Patil disclosed that his ministry was implementating a non-plan scheme called the scheme for modernization of state police forces and that Arunachal Pradesh was entitled for hundred per cent assistance under it. All major items of police infrastructure have been included under the scheme which include construction of secure police stations, outposts, police lines, mobility, modern weaponary, security, surveillance, communication, forsenic equipments, upgradation of training infrastructure, police housing and computerization, sources informed.
The union minister further informed that during the year 2006-07, an amount of Rs 1119.16 lakh was released to the state government which included Rs 289.44 lakh for purchase of vehicles while during the year 2007-08 and amount of Rs 900 lakh was allocated to the state that includes a provision of Rs 67 lakh for procurement of vehicles.