Country's first Coast Guard Training Academy to be established in Mangaluru


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS) 

Mangaluru, Dec 8: The first training academy to keep the Coast Guard Force fully alert will be established in the city. 160 acres of land for this purpose has been already allotted by the Gurpur River at Kenjar. The academy is expected to start functioning in another two year's time. 

As this is the first academy of its kind, many states had demanded the same to be established in their respective land. Due to the influence of the then defence minister A K Antony, the academy had gone in favour of Kerala and even the foundation stone laying ceremony was also over. However, now the same is shifted to Mangaluru. This matter is confirmed by Sripada Nayak, assistant minister of central defence ministry. 


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MLA and former minister U T Khader said, "The state government has reserved 160 acres of land in Mangaluru for the establishment of Coast Guard Academy. The cabinet has approved this project. As the academy will be founded in Mangaluru, all facilities will be available to the Coast Guard." 

Earlier, the same land of 160 acres was allotted to JESCO Company. However, as the company did not do any investment on that, it was taken back by KIADB (Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board). Two years ago, the then state government had decided to sanction the land to Coast Guard Academy if the central defence ministry agreed. Cabinet of the then government had also given its approval for the same. The then minister U T Khader had put in lots of efforts for this project, which is worth Rs 1,010 crore, to be established in Mangaluru. 

In March 2018, the then defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman had visited the proposed site along with Rajendra Singh, director general of Coast Guard and had instructed to shift the training academy from Kerala to Mangaluru. The proposed land is under KIADB at present. If this needs to be given to Coast Guard, the rate needs to be fixed first. Then the land will be bought by the central government and handed over to Coast Guard for the work to begin. 

If the proposed academy gets founded in Mangaluru, it will be the training center for all the young and new recruits who join the Coast Guard Force. Latest and modern ships, boats, helicopters and other vehicles and instruments will arrive in the city. This is better for the protection of the Arabian Sea as well as the whole western coast. It will also contribute in a great way to the economic development of the city. 

At present the coast guard personnel are trained in the Indian Naval Academy. After the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack, the central government had intended to triple the property and fundamental infrastructure of coast guard. Accordingly, in 2009, the central cabinet had approved the establishment of a Coast Guard Training Academy. 

  

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  • Joe, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 9 2019

    Kerala lost the academy because the project did not get environmental clearance and not because of anybody's efforts.

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  • VR, Udupi

    Mon, Dec 9 2019

    I think, Mangaluru airport can be given to Navy and Coast Guard. A new civilian airport for Mangaluru can be built either at Nidodi or other nearby places where there is about 1000 acres of land. Even recently opened Kalburgi airport has 10,000+ feet runway. San Jose airport for instance in the USA has just over 1000 acres and still has two parallel 11,000 feet runway. So, it is possible to build a good airport with about 1000 acres land.

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  • Mahesh, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 9 2019

    Good news.
    If it was Congress's way, it would have gone to kerala...
    Good to hear that Khader also contributed and Sitharaman approved the project.

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  • Sid, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Thank you modi gi

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  • GK, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    After it become functional it will slip into the hands of Gujarati marvadis

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  • Vishal Kumar, mangalore

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Mangaluru already slipped.look at MRPL,banks all gujjus.

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  • The Desh Bhakt, Udupi

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Thanks PM Modiji for diverting this project fm Kerala to Mangalore, thanks mrs Nitmala sitaraman for approving ..thanks Mr.UT Khader jee for your efforts..i am roming all over india between i found that the railway stations are improved a lot with good facilities...removal of article 370, tripple talaq,Ram Mandir,rera, in Maharashtra 5 years of corruption less government in center and in Maharashtra,demonetisation,NRC, and many more ...i definitely believe that for save India these are must required actions... Kudos

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  • ramesh, kodagu

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    because of congress efforts to bring all project to mangalore today mangalore stands tall and better place to live in.

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    That is a great news.
    Thanks to all the people involved with this decision.
    We must appreciate the good work done by our leaders irrespective of their political affiliations.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    But the problem is we don't have a proactive MP !!!

    Mangalore is still standing in the same place, where Mr. Janardhana Poojari left.

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  • Sandy, Udupi

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Mangalore is still standing in the same place where Mr U Srinivas Mallya left it

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  • Indian, India

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    BEST OF THE BEST IMFRASTRUCTURE OF THIS COUNTRY IS A GREAT WORK BY CONGRESS GOVERNMENT... SALUTE TO SECULAR AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT WE ONCE HAD...
    WHOEVER COME UP WITH THEIR TWISTED STORIES AND FAULTY EVM WILL END UP WORST ONE DAY ... JUST WAIT AND SEE...
    THANKS TO U T KHADER FOR HIS VARRIED EFFORTS AND THANKS TO CONGRESS GOVERNMENT FOR EVERY FACILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE WE ENJOY TODAY AS INDIANS... NO ONE SHOULD FORGET THAT !!!

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    ... even A K Antony was a CONgress fellow who lobbied and initially succeeded in establishing Coast Guard Training Academy in Kerala. Every one forgot that !!!

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  • Krishna, Mangaluru

    Sun, Dec 8 2019

    Many many thanks to UT Khader and Sonia Gandhi for their efforts to establish this academy in Mangaluru.

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