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Centre approves Rs 26275 crore for police modernisation

In a move aimed at enhancing the quality of forensics, policing, and arms, the Government of India has approved the continuation of a mega police modernisation program with a budget of Rs 26,275 crore for five years (through 2025-26). 

According to the ministry of home affairs, the scheme includes security-related expenditures for raising new battalions, developing high-tech forensics laboratories, and other investigative tools in affected areas, including Jammu and Kashmir, northeastern states, and Maoist areas. 

A central committee has approved the continuation of the umbrella scheme of Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF). This scheme includes all relevant sub-schemes that contribute to the modernisation and improvement with a total central financial outlay of Rs 26,275 crore, a statement said.  

In addition to Rs 18,839 crore being allocated for security-related expenditure in the Jammu and Kashmir region, the northeastern states that are affected by insurgency, and the Left-wing extremist enclaves. As per the statement, Rs 4846 crore will be given to state police forces for the modernisation purpose. 

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