Border Area Development

The Department of Border Area Development, 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 a 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 the ‘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

  1. Sector: Infrastructure (I)
    • Schemes: Link roads, bridges, culverts, footpaths, and helipads in hilly and inaccessible areas having no road connectivity.
  2. Sector: Infrastructure (II)
    • Schemes: Safe Drinking Water Supply
  3. Sector: Health
    • Schemes: PHCs buildings, medical equipment, mobile dispensaries/ambulance, houses for doctors and Para-medics.
  4. Sector: Agriculture
    • Schemes: All activities under Agriculture and allied sector.
  5. Sector: Social Sector
    • Schemes : 
      • The community centre, common shelters for the old and handicapped etc. Electricity, tracks, transit camps, kissan sheds with toilet facility, etc.
      • Capacity building and skill development including tourism and hospitality etc.
      • Sanitation, Swatch Bharat Abhiyan, construction of toilets particularly for ladies, rural sanitation, etc.
  6. Sector: Education
    • Schemes: Buildings of schools, residential schools, libraries, computer, science and laboratory rooms, construction of houses for teachers and other staff engaged in schools.
  7. Sector: Sports Activities
    • Schemes: Sports activities include play fields, mini-open stadium, indoor stadium, auditorium, adventure sports and other sports-related infrastructure
  8. Sector: Special/ Specific area schemes
    • Schemes: Model Villages, construction of dispensaries, mobile dispensary, Community based infrastructure for livelihood, Promotion of organic farming, New and Renewable energy, tourism, Swatch Bharat Abhiyan, warehouses for food grains and fodder, e-chaupal, mobile media etc.