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ITBP to get Rs.12.6 bn for housing, power

Published: 24th October 2013 04:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th October 2013 04:20 PM   |  A+A-

The government Thursday announced sanctioning of Rs.12.6 billion for construction activity at Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) posts at various places.

The construction activity will include building accommodations for ITBP jawans, Minister of State for Home R.P.N. Singh said at the 52nd ITBP Raising Day parade here. Efforts will also be made to meet energy requirements at 69 border outposts of the ITBP through eco-friendly measures, he said.

"The 69 border posts of ITBP would soon have three to 10 KVA solar power plants which will facilitate uninterrupted power supply," said Singh.

On the occasion of the Raising Day Parade, Singh conferred one Police Medal for gallantry, six President's Police Medals for distinguished service and 15 Police Medals for meritorious service on the ITBP officials.

On the occasion, the 16th battalion was adjudged as best border battalion of the force while the 26th battalion was adjudged as best non-border battalion.



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