UNION Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said the Central Government is making efforts to ensure development of border areas.
Shah, who is on a two-day visit to Assam, reviewed the situation along the Bangladesh border from the Mankachar sector, and discussed operational strategies with senior BSF officials at a closed-door meeting here.
The Home Minister said there was lack of development in the border areas, leading to migration of people, and “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is constantly striving to bring development to these areas”.
The BSF personnel posted along the border areas will be provided with the latest technology to boost security, he tweeted. Shah is scheduled to attend a host of programmes in the northeastern state during his visit, including the Himanta Biswa Sarma-led government’s first anniversary celebrations. The Union Minister had arrived at Guwahati on Sunday. He will also lay the foundation and take part in the groundbreaking ceremony for CENWOSTO-II (Central Workshop and Stores) for Central Armed Paramilitary Force (CAPF) at Kelenchi in Tamulpur district.
'Digitalisation of Census process to ensure 100 pc enumeration’
UNION Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday asserted that with digitalisation of the census process in the country, a “100 per cent perfect enumeration” can be expected in the next counting exercise, which has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking after inaugurating the office building of the Directorate of Census Operations (Assam) here, Shah stressed on the importance of proper enumeration for better planning of the country’s development.
“With the next census to be conducted in e-mode, it will be a 100 per cent perfect enumeration and on its basis, the country’s developmental planning for the next 25 years will be undertaken,” he said.
Committed to develop Bodo areas; fresh package soon
Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to all-round development of the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) of Assam with both the Centre and State Government fulfilling 90 per cent of the Bodo Accord clauses.
A fresh package of Rs 500 crore will be approved soon for the BTR region which comprises Bodo community majority districts of the North-eastern State, he said.
Seven years ago, the BJP had promised to drive out insurgency from the boundaries of Assam and the Home Ministry under the guidance of the Prime Minister has brought most militant outfits to sign peace accords with 9,000 militants having surrendered so far, Shah said in Tamulpur district.