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Report to be submitted on coastal security, says Venkaiah Naidu

REVIEW PROCESS:Members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs in a boat at Krishnapatnam Port.—Photo: K. Ravikumar
REVIEW PROCESS:Members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs in a boat at Krishnapatnam Port.—Photo: K. Ravikumar

The two-day visit of the eight-member Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs concluded in Nellore district on Thursday with the panel members visiting the marine police station at Dugarajapatnam coastal village and also reviewing security preparedness at Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.

Speaking on the occasion, Parliamentary Committee chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu said that the members had reviewed the disaster management and security measures taken along the coast and other important institutions.

Finally, the committee would make some proposals on the need for infrastructure creation in coastal areas to protect people and property in times of natural calamities, he said.

The panel members, who were present in the second day’s visit, were Mr. Datta Meghe, Mrs. Santosh Chowdary, Ms. Kanimozhi, Mr. Ramen Deka, Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Mr. Sanjay Dina Patel, Mr. Aaron Rasheed, Mr. Ravneet Singh and Mr. Neeraj Sekhar.

District Collector B. Sridhar, superintendent of police B.V. Ramana Kumar, Gudur sub-collector Niwas and other officials accompanied the parliamentary panel.

During their visit to Dugarajaptnam marine police station, the committee members enquired about the steps that were taken for security and for prevention of entry of anti-national and terror elements.

Sufficient number of boats should be made available and necessary tools provided at the marine police station to effectively counter any possible strike.

The chairman said that the committee would make necessary recommendations for providing funds and for ensuring effectiveness of the marine police stations.

At Sriharikota SHAR Centre, the Parliamentary Panel members reviewed the security arrangements and also enquired about the infrastructure, which was created for launching rockets and satellites.


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