Home Minister Rajnath Singh will review coastal security with top government officials from nine coastal states and four Union Territories on Friday at a meeting in Mumbai, according to officials.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be accompanied by Minister of State (MoS) for Home Kiren Rijiju, senior officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Inter-State Council Secretariat, the Registrar General of India, defence, Indian Coast Guard, shipping, animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries. Also accompanying him will be state home ministers, chief secretaries and directors-general of police from all the attending states.

The minister will discuss speedy implementation of coastal security schemes, institutional set-up in the participating states and UTs to review coastal security, constitution of state maritime boards, security of non-major ports and single-point mooring, coastal mapping, and islands’ security.

The issues to be deliberated upon also include distributing Biometric Identity Cards and Card Readers among the fisherfolk, colour coding of fishing and other boats, monitoring of fish landing points and crossing of International Maritime Boundary Line by the fishermen.

There will be presentations by the Coast Guard, coastal states and Union Territories highlighting the measures initiated by them for ensuring coastal security and their additional requirements to strengthen it.


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