Rajahmundry (AP): Union Minister of State
for Defence M M Pallam Raju on Friday said two more Coast Guard
station will be set up in Andhra Pradesh to strengthen the
security in the coastal areas.
To strengthen the security in the coastal areas in
Andhra Pradesh two more Coast Guard station one at Nizampatnam
and another at Krishnapatnam will be set up soon in addition
to this (Kakinada), Raju said.
Coast Guard will play vital role in protection of
natural resources available in the sea, and improve commercial
activities taking place through sea routes and protection of
fishermen living in the coastal belt, he said.
After 26/11 Mumbai attack and threats, they have
intensified the patrolling in the coastal areas and taking all
steps to provide security, Raju said.
He praised the services of Coast Guards and said even
there was shortage of staff, they are making every efforts to
control smuggling, infiltration, saving of fishermen,
providing help to ship when they involved in accident besides
keep an eagle eye on the sea front.
The coordination and cooperation of Coast Guards,
Indian Navy, Marine police and Fisheries department is must to
strengthen security in the coast line, besides helping
fishermen who venture in the sea, the minister said.
With this station facility the industrial and port
activities will increase in this port city, he said.