Land swap with Bangladesh
Basic amenities are lacking in the 51 erstwhile Bangladesh enclaves handed over to India. The Government of India has approved a scheme which includes improvement/creation of infrastructure in former Bangladesh enclaves in India to be funded by the Government of India and implemented by the Government of West Bengal over of period of 5 years i.e. 2015-16 to 2019-20.
The Government has sanctioned barbed wire fencing to the extent of 3326.14 km along the Indo-Bangladesh border. Out of this, fencing to the extent of 2716.57 km has been completed. The ongoing works are targeted to be completed by March, 2019.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in written reply to a question by Shri Vinod Kumar Sonkar in the Lok Sabha today.