Ministry of Home Affairs of the Republic of India

07/02/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/02/2019 06:03

Coverage of BADP

Government of India is implementing the Border Area Development Programme (BADP) through the State Governments, in the border areas of 17 States viz, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. Government of India releases funds to the State Governments who in turn issue the District wise allotments. As such, District-wise data about the amount released under BADP is not maintained centrally. The details of funds released (Centre Share) during the last three years (2016-17 to 2018-19) to 17 States including 7 North-Eastern States and Sikkim is given below:

Rs in Crores

State

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

Amount Released

Amount Released

Amount Released

Arunachal

Pradesh

108.97

54.14

80.87

Assam

34.05

56.00

49.50

Bihar

46.00

46.00

32.20

Gujarat

38.00

31.72

56.23

Himachal

Pradesh

31.00

35.00

25.95

Jammu and

Kashmir

190.39

198.89

84.00

Manipur

30.77

27.56

20.34

Meghalaya

36.67

36.56

22.69

Mizoram

46.00

46.00

32.20

Nagaland

32.15

40.04

33.96

Punjab

27.98

28.00

33.08

Rajasthan

123.72

116.00

81.20

Sikkim

25.00

28.01

27.50

Tripura

70.89

65.07

49.70

Uttar Pradesh

38.00

38.00

26.60

Uttarakhand

27.08

31.00

29.20

West Bengal

108.32

122.00

85.40

Total

1015.00

1100.00

770.62

In Assam State, BADP covers 28 border blocks of 8 districts (viz, Dhubri, Cachar, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Baska, Chirang, Udalguri, South Salmara-Mankachar). The State Government has utilized funds under BADP mainly on construction of School buildings, Public Health Centers (PHCs), Community Centers, roads, paths, culverts and bridges, social infrastructure, drinking water facilities etc.

Funds under BADP are not released to the Border Guarding Forces (BGFs). However, Border Guarding Forces (BGFs) are an integral part of the Committee at the District as well as State level which identify, appraise and recommend schemes/projects of strategic and developmental nature for the border. BGFs are also member of the Empowered Committee in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India which approves the Annual Action Plan of the BADP.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.

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