Vigil On Infiltrators

With number of Bangaldeshi Immigrants entering the State, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today directed officials to maintain a strict vigil on infiltrators though sea route and activities of foreigners in fishers’ villages.

Chairing the second State level Coastal Security Coordination meeting at State Secretariat here, Mr.Padhi also asked the officials to provide water proof biometric identity cards to fishermen.

ACS Home Asit Tripathy, DGP R P Sharma, IGP Arun Bothra, Secretary Fisheries and ARD Vishal Gagan and several other senior officials were present.
He said carrying of these identity cards be made mandatory for the fishermen while fishing in deep sea. said official sources.   
They said the Chief Secretary also asked the officials to make the fishermen aware about the Biometric Cards and Distress Alert Transmitters.
According to these sources, State Government has intensified security activities along the 487 coast line of the State and set up 18 Marine Police Station in this connection.
As many as five Marine Police stations at Balramgadi in Balasore district, Dhamra in Bhadrak district, Jambu in Kendrapara district, Paradip in Jagatsingpur district and Arjyapalli in Ganjam district have been made fully functional in the first phase, the sources said.
In the second phase 13 such police stations have been set up in Talsari and Kasafal in Balasore district, Chudamani and Kasia in Bhadrak district, Talachua and Jatadhari Muhan in Kendrapara district, Astaranga, Penthakata, Chandrabhaga and Arakhakuda in Puri district and Barhampur in Sonepur district.
As many as 22, 299 boats have been registered in coastal areas of the State and nearly 93 per cent of these boats have been colour coded, the sources added.
Mr.Padhi is understood to have directed to colour code the remaining boats by November 15, they said.
As many as 3,46, 984 fishermen have been identified for providing biometric identity cards while biometric photos of 3,45, 649 fishermen have been collected by the State government.
The ECIL was asked to collect the remaining photographs by month end, the sources said.
The meeting was informed that Coast Guard was training Odisha Police officials on marine patrolling which the Chief Secretary said should be qualitative.

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