Border Area Development

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 and to saturate the border areas with the essential infrastructure through convergence of Central/State/BADP/Local schemes and participatory approach.


The main objective of the BADP is to meet the special developmental needs and well-being of the people living in remote and inaccessible areas situated near the international border and to saturate the border areas with the entire essential infrastructure through convergence of Central/State/ BADP/Local schemes and participatory approach.

Guiding principles:

BADP funds shall ordinarily be used for meeting the critical gaps and to meet the immediate needs of the border population. Planning and implementation of BADP schemes should be on participatory and decentralized basis involving the Panchayati Raj Institutions/Autonomous Councils/Other Local Bodies/Councils.

Saturation of a Village:

District Level Committees (DLCs) shall make their own definition for 'saturation of a village' infrastructure. However, for 'saturation of a village' , the minimum facilities will include road connectivity, schools along with facilities like separate toilets for girls, sports facilities, health services, electricity, water supply, community centre, public toilets particularly for women, houses for teachers and health staff, etc. But it would be incumbent on the DLCs to decide the definition of saturation on villages keeping in view their local conditions.

Funds use for the schemes: -

Sector Schemes Sector Schemes
Infrastructure Link roads, bridges, culverts, footpaths, helipads in hilly and inaccessible areas having no road connectivity. Infrastructure

Safe Drinking Water Supply


Health PHCs buildings, medical equipment’s, mobile dispensaries/ambulance, houses for doctors and Para-medics. Agriculture All activities under Agriculture and allied sector.
Social Sector
  1. Community centre, common shelters for old and handicapped etc. Electricity, tracks, transit camps, kissan sheds with toilet facility, etc.

  2. Capacity building and skill development including tourism and hospitality etc.

  3. Sanitation, Swatch Bharat Abhiyan, construction of toilets particularly for ladies, rural sanitation, etc.

Education Buildings of schools, residential schools, libraries, computer, science and laboratory rooms, construction of houses for teachers and other staff engaged in schools.
Sports Activities

Sports activities includes play fields, mini open stadium, indoor stadium, auditorium, adventure sports and other sports related infrastructure

Special/ Specific area schemes

Model Villages, construction of dispensaries, mobile dispensary, Community based infrastructure for livelihood, Promotion of organic farming, New and Renewable energy, tourism, Swatch Bhara Abhiyan, warehouses for food grains and fodder, e-chaupal, mobile media etc.

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