The state government on Monday decided to acquire land for fencing the Indo-Bangladesh border in Nadia and North 24-Parganas districts.
It was decided in the Cabinet meeting on Monday that a total of 197 acre of land would be acquired for the purpose. In Nadia, 36.86 acre of land would be acquired, while the remaining 160.14 acre would be used from North 24-Parganas.
The decision to acquire land for fencing has been taken considering the issue of security. There have been several reports of cross-border crime. The porous Indo-Bangladesh border has been one of the prime entry points for anti-social elements across the border. To seal the border completely, the state government has taken the decision to acquire the land.
According to sources in Nabanna, the step of procurement of the land would be initiated after a few days. Officials in both the districts will be informed about Monday’s decision of the state Cabinet.
The district authorities will be working accordingly with proper coordination with their counterparts in the land and land revenue department.
The local bodies will also be involved in the acquisition process to make the land owners understand the necessity of fencing the area and gradually the acquisition process would be carried out.