Taking the cognizance of India’s delicate internal security infrastructure, the Central Government today cleared a Rs. 25,000 crore scheme in order to strengthen the internal security forces, with Union Government bearing the major financial burden. The money cleared will be spent in buying modern equipments and also for modernising the internal security forces.

Announcing the scheme in the national capital, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that this scheme will help improve India’s overall internal security systems.

The scheme was cleared by the cabinet committee on security which is headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The scheme is set for 3-years from 2018 to 2020.

Addressing the media in the national capital, Rajnath Singh said, “This is the biggest ever internal security scheme in the country. The financial outlay for the scheme over the three-year period is Rs. 25,060 crore, out of which the central government’s share will be Rs. 18,636 crore and the states’ share will be Rs. 6,424 crore.”

In order to improve the internal security, Rajnath Singh said that the authorities will be buying some modern weapons, mobility of police forces, logistics support, hiring of helicopters, upgradation of police wireless, National Satellite Network, CCTNS project and e-prison project.

During the announcement, Rajnath Sigh also highlighted the concerns for Jammu and Kashmir, northeastern states by earmarking Rs.10,132 crore for boosting for internal security.

While talking to media, Rajnath Singh said that an amount of Rs 100 cr will be used upgrade police and run training and investigation institutes in northeastern states.

On the other hand in order to make all police stations interlinked, Home Minister Singh said that a national database of all the crimes and all sort of criminals will be set up and also assured that each and every police station operating will be linked to it.

Apart from that other crime-fighting agencies such as forensic science laboratories and jails will also be linked with this database, he added.