Government approves Rs 8,606 crore for 60 projects under scheme of Border Infrastructure and Management
Union Government has approved Rs 8,606 crore for 60 projects being implemented under umbrella scheme of Border Infrastructure and Management (BIM). The projects are being implemented in 111 border districts in 17 states having the international borders with Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh. It will help to meet special development needs of people living in those areas within 50 kms of the international border. India shares borders with Pakistan (3,323 km), China (3,488 km), Nepal (1,751 km), Bhutan (699 km), Myanmar (1,643 km) and Bangladesh (4,096 km).
Border Infrastructure and Management (BIM) Scheme
The scheme include construction of roads, schools, primary health centres, promotion of rural tourism, border tourism, cleanliness mission, promotion of sports activities, supply of drinking water, protection of heritage sites, community centres, connectivity, drainage, to enable sustainable living in border areas. It also includes construction of helipads in remote and inaccessible hilly areas which do not have road connectivity, skill development training of farmers for use of modern and scientific technique in farming, organic farming are some of the other areas where the projects are being implemented.
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