In the wake of Chinese aggression in 1962,this organization was raised in some district only. Due to its increasing utility and popula rity, it has emerged as one of the important departments with its units in every district of the State and presently has 28050 Home Guards and 34574 Civil Defence, a total of 62624 male and female volunteers from every religion,.Category and field. Though raised under different legal provision, Home and Civil Defence are complementary to each other, and are like the two branches of a Baniyan tree standing on he founda tion of selfless service and patriotism.