12th Plan allocation sees 247% increase over the previous!

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New Delhi, Dec 27: An outlay of Rs 52,839 crore, which is 247 per cent more than the previous plan, has been proposed for the Home Ministry in the draft 12th Five Year Plan put up before the National Development Council (NDC) here on Thursady.

The highest Rs 6,841 crore has been allocated for National Population Register, a comprehensive identity database of every usual resident in the country being prepared by the government. A sum of Rs 3,751 crore has been allocated for modernisation of police forces, Rs 3360 crore for disaster management and Rs 900 crore has been allocated for Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems, which will facilitate collection, storage, analysis, transfer and sharing of data of crime and criminals between all police stations in the country.

"This outlay shows an increase of 247 per cent over the allocation of Rs 15,224 crore in the 11th Five Year Plan," a Home Ministry official said. Rs 1,874 crore has been kept for modernisation of Delhi Police, which is being controlled by the Home Ministry.

A sum of Rs 890 crore has been earmarked for special industry initiative scheme, security related expenditure and for relief and rehabilitation scheme for Jammu and Kashmir. Rs 651 crore has been allocated for coastal securities schemes, Rs 207.54 crore for Naxal management and Rs 290 crore for North Eastern states. There is also a proposal of Mega City Policing with a total outlay of Rs 432 crore in six cities -- Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Banglore, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad.

"The Home Ministry supports various programmes and schemes to strengthen internal security in the country. It also supports various state governments and Union Territories through its programmes and schemes," the official said.


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