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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3493
ANSWERED ON:  11.08.2015
Status of NATGRID
SUMEDHANAND SARASWATI
SANTOSH AHLAWAT
Will the Minister of



HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) set up with a view to
track criminals has become non-functional;

(b) if so, the details thereof along with the expenditure on the setting up of the same; and

(c) the reasons for discontinuing NATGRID?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI HARIBHAI PARATHIBHAI CHAUDHARY)

(a) & (b): The NATGRID is conceived to be a framework which will leverage Information Technology to connect approved User Agencies (security/law enforcement) with designated Data providers (Airlines, Banks, SEBI, Railway, Telecom etc.) with a view to enhance the country’s counter- terrorism capability. The platform envisages approved operating procedures and oversight mechanisms to facilitate access between users and providers to enable them to analyze and disseminate information/intelligence for synergizing efforts to counter terrorism related activity. The total expenditure upto 31.03.2015 on NATGRID project is Rs.98.14 Crore. Work on both the physical infrastructure and a technical component is in progress.

(c): In view of (a) & (b) above does not arise.

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