Coastal Security Scheme in phases
The Government has been implementing the Coastal Security Scheme in phases. The Phase-I of the Scheme commenced from April 1, 2005 for a period of five years, which was extended by one year. The Phase-II of the Scheme, which commenced from April 1, 2011 is presently under implementation.
Under the Phase-I of the Coastal Security Scheme, eight Coastal Police Stations (CPSs) were set up in Kerala with an assistance of ` 10 lakh per CPS for the procurement of surveillance equipments, computer systems, furniture, etc., 16 boats of 12-tonnes, eight boats of five-tonnes, 16 fourwheelers and 24 two-wheelers, whereas under the