President Pratibha Patil on Tuesday reviewed the situation in Maharashtra in the aftermath of Mumbai terror attacks at a meeting where the state government raised a demand for a uniform legislation on coastal security, involving Navy, Coast Guard and coastal police.
The meeting was attended by state Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and top home department officials at Raj Bhavan, official sources told PTI.
At the meeting, the state government emphasised the need for a uniform legislation on coastal security, involving Navy, Coast Guard and coastal police, they said.
The President was keen to know about the administration's preparedness to tackle such terrorist activities in future, the sources said.
Advocating the need for citizens to be alert on happenings in their vicinity, the President said, "We have to bring security consciousness among the people".
She said that training should be given to people to ensure everybody remained alert to prevent such incidents in future.