Border Area Development Programme

Context

  • Recently the Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to spend 10% funds of the Border Area Development Programme to ramp up infrastructure along the China border..
  • The 10% funds will be used to create infrastructure on border projects in Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim.

About Border Area Development Programme

  • The Border Area Development Programme (BADP) was introduced in the year 1993-94 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
  • Initially, the programme was implemented in the Western Border States with an emphasis on the development of infrastructure to facilitate deployment of the Border Security Force.
  • Later, the ambit of the programme was widened to include other socio-economic aspects such as education, health, agriculture and other allied sectors.
  • The Department of Border Management, Ministry of Home Affairs has been implementing the Border Area Development Programme (BADP) through the State Governments as part of a comprehensive approach to Border Management.
  • The programme aims to meet the special development needs of the people living in remote and inaccessible areas situated near the international border.
  • The State covered are Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal