The National Register of Citizens (NRC) aims to identify legal residents and weed out illegal immigrants, who now live in the fear of being rendered stateless. The question now is, once the procedure is over, where will the government accommodate all the people who are not included in the list? How will they be provided for? ... the government is constructing detention centres in Assam.

Assam has six detention centres now and the government is planning to build 10 more. Funded by the central government, the detention centre comes at a cost of approximately Rs 450 million.

These detention centres are mostly in district jails.