Transfer of 58 acres of Farakka Barrage Project land to BSF okayed

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The union cabinet on Wednesday approved transfer of 58.81 acres of surplus land of Farakka Barrage Project at Farakka to the BSF for the establishment of its 4-Battalion headquarters.

“The union cabinet… has given its approval for transfer of 58.81 acres of surplus land of Farakka Barrage Project… to Border Security Force (BSF) for establishment of (its) 04-Battalion headquarters at Khejuriaghat in Mouza Jagannathpur, Malda (district) of West Bengal”, the government said in a statement.

Farakka Barrage Project, the statement said, would be benefited by guarding of crucial Indian frontiers with Bangladesh by BSF in Malda district, which is adjoining to Farakka Barrage Project – a project of both National and International importance.

Besides the security of the Farakka Barrage Project, the statement said the presence of the BSF would also reduce the possibility of the encroachment of the project land.

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