FROM OUR Special Correspondent
Silchar, April 20: In order to discuss the matters related to Indo-Bangla border fencing and other issues, a joint meeting was held on Wednesday at Legislative Assembly Bhawan, Aizawl, between Mizoram Legislative Assembly Members of Committee-1 and BSF which was led by Narinder Singh Jamwal, Inspector General, Mizoram and Cachar Frontier. On behalf of Members of the Committee-1 of Mizoram Legislative Assembly, P C Zoramsanliana, MLA Kolasib, and N K Chakma, MLA Talabung under Lunglei district, were present. The meeting was also attended by the officials of the Home Department, police and the government construction agencies.
The discussion which continued for two hours covered wide ambit of issues with specific reference to border fencing, border roads, border flood lights and composite border out posts. The meeting was fruitful. At the outset, P C Zoramsanliana, chairman of the meeting, welcomed the BSF delegation and thereafter sought to know the details of works on Indo-Bangladesh border being undertaken by the construction agencies engaged for the purpose. IG BSF gave detail account of the works undertaken by the construction agencies and the present status in border areas.
IG BSF also posted the august members about the deployment of BSF, present security scenario, infrastructure, development works in border areas and welfare projects meant for border population. Further, he also spoke about the assistance being extended by the BSF for generating employment opportunities for the youths living in the bordering areas including women. Besides, he focused on infrastructure being created for socio-economic development of the border population.
The IG at the same time assured the Members of the Committee-1 that his Force is committed to extend all possible assistance and guidance to youths of the border areas in respect of their employment and job opportunities. IG BSF also brought to their notice the different skill development programmes being initiated by his Force in Assam and assured their introduction in Mizoram too in order to enable the youths to avail themselves of its benefits. The inputs were shared with The Sentinel by the public relations officer of the Frontier Force through an e-mail today.