How to build a ‘green wall’ on the south-eastern border
The Indian government is looking to turn the southern border into a green wall and to put a stop to illegal immigration from the south.
It has said that it is planning to construct three major highways, along the border with Bangladesh, to bring border population down.
The government has asked private firms to construct two roads in Dhaka and two in Poonch.
It wants to install a fence along the northern border.
The government said it would build a fence of about 30 metres along the Bangladesh border, as well as at least four kilometres along the Indian side.
“This is a big step for the country and for the people of Bangladesh.
We have the responsibility to ensure that the border is secure, and we will do our best to achieve this,” said Ramesh Bhattacharya, deputy chief minister of Bangladesh, on Monday.”
It will help reduce the number of illegal immigrants coming into the country.
There is no need for more fences along the Bangladeshi side of the border.”
Mr Bhattcharya has visited the northern and southern border in the past, but said that the southern frontier is not yet secure enough.
“We will have to build the fences on the southern side.
I have met the government officials and they have told me that they are working on it,” he said.”
The government is taking a very strong stand against illegal migration.”
According to the Bangladees Ministry of Home Affairs, the government expects the number crossing the border from Bangladesh into India to increase to about 70,000 a day by the end of this year.
More than 3,000 illegal Bangladesi migrants have been detained in India since the start of this month, according to the ministry.
While the government has vowed to build fences along both sides of the Bangladesh border, the Bangladesh government has said it is open to talks on a solution to the illegal migration issue.