Govt. released Rs. 46.21 crore under the Modernisation of Police Forces Scheme

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New Delhi, March 2 (ANI): The Government released Rs. 46.21 crore to various States in under the Modernisation of Police Forces Scheme in the month of February, said Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram here on Tuesday.

Presenting the Ministry of Home Affairs' monthly report card for February today in the national capital, Mr. Chidambaram said: Under the Modernisation of Police Forces Scheme, a sum of Rs. 46.21 crore was released to various States in February 2010, taking the total sum released so far to Rs. 1,001.85 crore (against a Budget provision (RE) of Rs. 1230 crore)."

He also informed that sanction was accorded on February 5, 2010 for the procurement of 650 Hand-Held Thermal Imagers (HHTI) for the BSF from M/s BEL at a cost of Rs. 112 crore. On February 9, 2010, sanction was accorded for the procurement of 2,464 VHF Radio sets for the BSF at a cost of Rs. 11.12 crore. (ANI)

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