Border Area Development Programme (BADP)

Ministry/Department : Ministry of Home Affairs

 

Aims to meet special developmental needs and well-being of people living in remote and inaccessible areas situated near international border areas.

 

Scheme:

  • Scheme plans to ameliorate the problems of people living in isolated locations.
  • The umbrella BADP scheme is being implemented by Union Home Ministry in 367 border blocks of 104 border districts in 17 states.
  • It also seeks to saturate border areas with entire essential infrastructure through convergence of Union, state, BADP, local schemes and participatory approach.
  • Sub-schemes under it include construction of primary health centres (PHCs), connectivity, schools, supply of drinking water, community centres, drainage to enable sustainable living in border areas.
  • It also covers schemes or activities relating to skill development programmes, promotion of sports activities in border areas, promotion of rural tourism, border tourism, protection of heritage sites, Swachhta Abhiyan, construction of helipads in remote and inaccessible hilly areas, which do not have road connectivity.
  • Skill development training to farmers for use of modern and scientific techniques in agriculture, organic farming is also part of BADP now.
  • As many as 61 model villages are being developed under BADP to improve the quality of life for people living near border areas.
  • A total of Rs 13,400 crore so far have been released since BADP programme was initiated in 1986-87.

 

Note:

India shares land border with seven neighbouring countries viz. Bangladesh (4,096 km), China (3,488 km), Pakistan (3,323 km), Nepal (1,751 km), Myanmar (1,643 km), Bhutan (699 km)  and Afghanistan (106km in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir).

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