What is the news?
Government has approved the continuation of the “Border Infrastructure and Management” (BIM) Scheme over the 15th Finance Commission Cycle from 2021-22 to 2025-26.
What is the Border Infrastructure and Management (BIM) Scheme?
Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Home Affairs
Type: Central Sector Scheme
Aim: To strengthen the border infrastructure for improving border management, policing and guarding the borders.
The scheme will help in the creation of infrastructure such as construction of border fence, border floodlights, technological solutions, border roads and Border Outposts (BOPs) to secure the Indo-Pakistan, Indo-Bangladesh, Indo-China, Indo-Nepal, Indo-Bhutan and Indo-Myanmar borders.
Source: This post is based on the article “Govt has decided to continue the Umbrella scheme of Border Infrastructure & Management (BIM) from 2021-22 to 2025-26” published in PIB on 22nd February 2022.