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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Home Affairs
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2386 TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 24TH AUGUST 2011/ BHADRA 2, 1933 (SAKA) Setting up of National Intelligence Grid
2386. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) Whether the setting up of the National Intelligence Grid has been delayed; and
(b) If so, the reasons therefore?
ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) To (b): National Intelligence Grid has been set up with an aim to create a facility that improves India’s capability to counter internal security threats. National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) is conceptualized as a constantly evolving tool that will mature over several horizons with additional functionalities and enhancements over a period of time. Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the setting up of NATGRID on 8.4.2010. As mandated by this CCS, a Detailed Project Report (DPR) on NATGRID was prepared. The CCS accorded its “in principle” approval to this DPR in its meeting held on 6.6.2011. As per the DPR and CCS approval thereon, the Foundation and Horizon 1 of NATGRID should be set up in 24 months.