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Coastal security

(Coastal Security, Odisha)

The aim and objective of the Coastal Security Scheme is to check the export/ import of illegal arms, contraband articles in sea route, infiltration, unauthorized fishing, entry of antinational elements and to guard all vital installations along the sea coast. After 26/11 Mumbai attack, priority on Coastal Security was given by the Central Govt. by way of sanctioning more numbers of Marine Police Stations on the IndianCoast to strengthen the Coastal Security System.

In Phase- I (2005-2011), the Govt. of India had sanctioned 5 numbers of Marine PSs (MPSs)for the state of Odisha, i.e. Paradeep in Jagatsinghpur district, Balaramgadi in Balasore district, Dhamra in Bhadrak district, Jamboo in Kendrapara district and Arjipalli in Ganjam district. Excepting manpower component, the Govt. of India had provided 15 Interceptor Boats, Central Assistance for creation of infrastructure, purchase of equipments, vehicles, and motorcycles for the 5 MPSs. All the MPSs have been made functional in their own buildings except Paradeep MPS since 2009. Paradeep Marine PS is functioning in a building, provided by Paradeep Port Trust Authority on rent.

In Phase- II (2011-2016) of Coastal Security Scheme, the Govt. of India have provided Central Assistance for creation of infrastructure, purchase of equipments, vehicles and motorcycles for the 13 MPSs i.eKasafala and Talasari in Balasore district, Chudamani and Kasia in Bhadrak district, Talachua and Tantiapal in Kendrapara district, Bandar and Jatadharimuhan in Jagatsinghpur district, Penthakata, Astaranga, Ramchandi and Arakhakuda in Puri district and Sonapur in Ganjam district. In the meanwhile, land have been identified and alienated for the construction of building of all the 13 Marine PSs. Construction of Bandar MPS building has been completed and the same is functioning in its own building where as construction work of some Marine PSs is in progress. Besides, the Govt. of India have sanctioned 5 numbers of jetties to be constructed on Odisha coast for berthing of Marine Boats.

All the 13 Marine PSs sanctioned in Phase-II are successfully functioning




Dist

MPS

Functioning in

Date of functioning

Balasore

Balaramgadi

Own Building

01.07.2009

Bhadrak

Dhamara

Own Building

24.07.2009

Kendrapara

Jamboo

Own Building

26.07.2009

Jagatsinghpur

Paradeep

PPT Building on rent

01.03.2009

Ganjam

Arjipalli

Own Building

01.03.2009

Balasore

Kasafala

Trawlers Association Building

27.08.2014

Balasore

Talasari

Forest Guest House at Udaypur

27.08.2014

Bhadrak

Chudamani

Cyclone Shelter Centre

29.08.2014

Bhadrak

Kasia

Cyclone Shelter Centre

19.12.2014

Kendrapara

Talachua

Talachua FLC & Pvt. rented house

04.06.2014

Kendrapara

Tantiapal

FLC Building

16.01.2015

Jagatsinghpur

Jatadhari Muhan

Pvt./Rented accommodation

22.11.2014

Jagatsinghpur

Bandar

Own Building

16.01.2015

Puri

Astaranga

Rented house

16.10.2014

Puri

Penthakata

Kumbharapada OP Police Building

22.05.2014

Puri

Chandrabhaga

Ramchandi PS Police building

16.10.2014

Puri

Arakhakuda

Rented house

16.10.2014

Ganjam

Sonapur

Rented house

08.06.2014