Govt approves ₹8,606 crore for border infrastructure, management

The Centre has approved ₹8,606 crore for 60 projects being implemented under the umbrella scheme of Border Infrastructure and Management (BIM) to meet special development needs of people living in those areas, officials said Wednesday.

The projects are being implemented in 17 states having the international borders with Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Bangladesh.

Highlights of the scheme:

The projects are being implemented in 17 states having the international borders with Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. The projects are implemented in 111 border districts to meet special development needs of the border population with a focus on people living within 50 km of the international border.

The schemes include construction of roads, schools, primary health centers, promotion of rural tourism, border tourism, promotion of sports activities, cleanliness mission, protection of heritage sites, the supply of drinking water, community centers, connectivity, drainage, to enable sustainable living in border areas.

Construction of helipads in remote and inaccessible hilly areas which do not have road connectivity, skill development training to farmers for the use of the modern and scientific technique in farming, organic farming are some of the other areas where the projects are being implemented.

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