On the issue of expenditure in the defense sector and the expenditure incurred in the construction of new roads to reach the limit, Minister of State for Defense Ajay Bhatt has replied in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. In a written reply to a question on Monday, he said that in the last five years, BRO has spent more than 20 thousand crore rupees in this area.
On the issue of expenditure in the defense sector and the expenditure incurred in the construction of new roads to reach the limit, Minister of State for Defense Ajay Bhatt has replied in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. In a written reply to a question on Monday, he gave details of the border-wise length of new roads constructed in the last five years to provide all-weather access to the country’s borders and the financial expenditure incurred by the Border Roads Organization on these projects. He gave this information in a written reply to a question by Saroj Pandey in Rajya Sabha. He said that maximum all-weather roads have been constructed on the India-China border.
The highest expenditure on the India-China border
Minister of State for Defense Ajay Bhatt said that 2088.57 km of roads have been constructed along the India-China border in the last five years. The cost of two thousand kilometer road projects has come to Rs 15477.06 crore. Similarly, 1336.09 km of roads have been built on the India-Pakistan border, at a cost of Rs 4242.38 crore.
Minister of State Ajay Bhatt further said in his reply that similarly 151.15 km of roads have been constructed on the Indo-Myanmar border. Rs 882.52 crore has been spent in the construction of the roads to be built on this border. At the same time, the least number of roads have been built on the Indo-Bangladesh border. 19.25 km of roads were constructed on this border, their cost has come to Rs 165.45 crore. He also told in his written reply that in the last five years, a total of 3595.06 km of roads have been constructed on the borders of the country. Whose cost has come to Rs 20767.41 crore.
Significantly, the Modi government is giving more importance to the security of the country’s borders. For this reason, this time in the budget, more attention has been paid to the expenditure of defense so that the borders of the country can be chalked out.
Significantly, the opposition is continuously creating a ruckus in the monsoon session on the issue of rising inflation, price hike in the country. On Monday, as soon as the House began, the opposition MPs created a ruckus over the price hike. Actually, the opposition wants discussion on these issues, but the government is not ready for it.
What is Border Roads Organization
The Border Roads Organization (BRO) is a road construction executive force in India that is part of the Indian Armed Forces. BRO develops and maintains road network in India’s border areas and friendly neighboring countries. This includes operating infrastructure in 19 states and three union territories (including the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) and neighboring countries such as Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Tajikistan and Sri Lanka.