Interim Budget 2014: Chidambaram unveils 11,000-crore modernisation plan for central paramilitary forces

Interim Budget 2014: Chidambaram unveils 11,000-crore modernisation plan for central paramilitary forces

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said the capacity of Central Armed Police Forces will be strengthened
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New Delhi The capacity of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) will be strengthened and they will be provided with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said on Monday.

"A modernisation plan at a cost of Rs.11,009 crore has been approved to strengthen the capacity of Central Armed Police Forces," said P. Chidambaram, while presenting the interim budget for the fiscal 2014-15 in the Lok Sabha.

There are six CAPFs in the country under the union home ministry: Central Reserve Police Force, Border Security Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Sashastra Seema Bal, and National Security Guard.

He said the funds have been provided in the current financial year and for the next year.

Story First Published: February 17, 2014 15:19 IST

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