Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (File Photo)
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (File Photo)

Rajnath inaugurates housing projects worth over Rs 1,895 Cr for CAPF, CPO personnel

ANI | Updated: Mar 06, 2019 23:58 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 6 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday inaugurated 28 major infrastructure and housing projects of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) and other central police organisations (CPOs) costing nearly Rs 1,895 crore.
Singh also laid the foundation stones for three projects of the Land Ports Authority of India at a function held here.
Appreciating the valour, hard work and contribution of the jawans in providing security to the country and its people, the Home Minister said: “The government has implemented several measures to improve various facilities and amenities to the CAPFs during the last nearly five years, yet more needs to be done.”
Rajnath assured that every CRPF martyr’s family gets a minimum of Rs 1 crore.
The Home Minister said the Government has allocated Rs 425 crore for Police Modernization during the financial year 2018-19. 
“Ministry of Home Affairs has approved the raising of two Mahila Battalions in CRPF and 21 Mahila Companies in SSB. Ten India Reserve Battalions have been sanctioned for the North-Eastern Region where the insurgency-related incidents have shrunk by a huge 85 per cent. The government has also set up more Central Forensic Sciences Laboratories (CFSL) to aid in crime investigation while a new NSG hub has been set up in Gujarat,” the Home Minister added. (ANI)