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.
BADP covers 457 Blocks of 117 border Districts in 16 States and 2 Union Territories abutting the International Boundary including Assam. Under this programme priority is given to the areas closer to the border.
Proper implementation of BADP will bridge the gaps in socio-economics infrastructure on one hand and improving the security environment in border areas on the other.