Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah reviewed border guarding arrangements, at the India – Pakistan and India – Bangladesh borders, with BSF Command and Sector Headquarters through video-conferencing on Thursday.
Shah directed that vigil on the border may be intensified, especially along the unfenced area, to ensure that no cross border movement is allowed.
The Home Minister further directed that farmers in the border areas must be educated about novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and measures to be taken to prevent its spread in these areas. Also, in coordination with district administrations, BSF must ensure that the people do not venture across the border fence inadvertently.
He further praised the “good work” done by BSF formations amidst COVID-19 outbreak. During the lockdown, BSF formations have focused their energy towards awareness campaigns, sanitization efforts, providing face masks and soaps for hand wash as well as providing ration, potable water and medical facilities to the needy, including remote villages, migratory labourers, daily wage earners and stranded truck drivers in border areas.
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