- Villages that are located within 10 km of the international border will be developed on a priority basis with special emphasis on promotion of sports activities and rural tourism
- Home Ministry has decided that all villages located within 10 km of the international border will be developed on a priority basis with special emphasis on promotion of sports activities and rural tourism
- It was decided by Home Ministry in consultation with Union Ministries like Rural Development, Sports, Health and Family Welfare and HRD.
- The funds under BADP are provided to the states as a 100 per cent non-lapsable special central assistance.
- The programme is supplemental in nature and the budget allocation for the financial year 2015-16 is Rs.990 crore.
The list of schemes permissible under BADP has been expanded to include :-
- Schemes and activities relating to swatchhta aabhiyan
- Skill development programmes
- Promotion of sports activities in border areas
- Promotion of rural tourism/ border tourism
- Protection of heritage sites
- Construction of helipads in remote and inaccessible hilly areas which do not have road connectivity
- skill development training to farmers for use of modern or scientific technique in farming, organic farming
Border Area Development Programme (BADP):-
- BADP was started in 1986-87 for balanced development of border areas in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Gujarat and Rajasthan and subsequently it was extended to all the land borders.
- The main objective of BADP is to meet special developmental needs and well-being of the people living in remote and inaccessible areas situated near the international border and to develop the border areas with the entire essential infrastructure through convergence of central/state/ BADP/ local schemes and participatory approach.
- Border Area Development Programme (BADP) has been implemented in 367 border blocks of 104 border districts in 17 states.