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Budget 2021: MHA gets 1,66,547 cr, majority for border forces, census ops

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20,729.54 crore has been allocated to the BSF in 2021-22

  • 30,757 crore has been allocated to Jammu and Kashmir and 5,958 crore to Ladakh , the 2 newly created UTs
  • The Intelligence Bureau received 2,839.24 crore in comparison to 2,433.89 crore received last year, an increase of 16.6%

The Ministry of Home Affairs has received an allocation of 1,66,547 crore in the 2021-22 budget, an increase of 11.48% from the current fiscal, with a majority of the funds going to the central armed police forces and a substantial amount for census-related works.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has received an allocation of 1,66,547 crore in the 2021-22 budget, an increase of 11.48% from the current fiscal, with a majority of the funds going to the central armed police forces and a substantial amount for census-related works.

According to the budget proposals presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament on Monday, 30,757 crore has been allocated to Jammu and Kashmir and 5,958 crore to Ladakh -- the two newly created Union Territories.

According to the budget proposals presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament on Monday, 30,757 crore has been allocated to Jammu and Kashmir and 5,958 crore to Ladakh -- the two newly created Union Territories.

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An amount of 1,66,547 crore has been allocated for the Ministry of Home Affairs for the fiscal 2021-22 in comparison to 1,49,387 crore it had received in 2020-21. 1,03,802.52 crore of the fund has been earmarked for the central armed police forces such as the CRPF, the BSF and the CISF, and 3,768.28 crore for census operations. The work for the census 2021 has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Central sector schemes and projects of the MHA got 1,641.12 crore, while 481.61 crore has been allocated for disaster management.

The Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands has been allocated 5,317.41 crore, Chandigarh got 4,661.12 crore, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 2,204.59 crore, Lakshasweep 1,440.56 crore and Puducherry 1,729.79 crore.

20,729.54 crore has been allocated to the BSF in 2021-22, in comparison to 19,377.83 crore allocated in 2020-21 -- an increase of 6.97%.

The BSF guards the country's borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh. Infiltration of militants and cross-border firing from Pakistan have been regular features along the 3,323 km long frontier all of which, barring the 740-km-long Line of Control, is guarded by the BSF.

The air wing of the BSF received 140.15 crore in comparison to 54.75 crore received last year -- an increase of 155%.

The ITBP, which guards 3,488 km long Sino-Indian border, received 6,567.17 crore in comparison to 6,150.15 crore last Budget -- an increase of 6.78%.

The CRPF, which is deployed for internal security, maintenance of law and order and anti-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir, received 26,197.90 crore in comparison to 24,788.28 crore in 2020-21 -- an increase of 5.6%.

The Intelligence Bureau received 2,839.24 crore in comparison to 2,433.89 crore received last year -- an increase of 16.6%. 

The CISF, which guards vital installations like nuclear plants, airports, key industries, metro networks and other important government buildings, received 10,341.83 crore in comparison to 10,676.98 crore last year.

The SSB, which guards India's borders with Nepal (1,751 km) and Bhutan (699 km), received 6,479.74 crore in comparison to 5,950 crore in 2020-21.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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