In news– The Union government has approved the continuation of the Central Sector Umbrella Scheme of “Border Infrastructure and Management” (BIM) over the 15th Finance Commission Cycle from 2021-22 to 2025-26, at a cost of Rs.13,020 crore.
About BIM scheme-
- The BIM scheme will help in the creation of infrastructure such as construction of border fence, border flood lights, technological solutions, border roads and Border Outposts (BOPs)/Company Operating Bases (COBs) to secure the Indo-Pakistan, Indo-Bangladesh, Indo-China, Indo-Nepal, Indo-Bhutan and Indo-Myanmar borders.
- The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is implementing various projects for creation of infrastructure under BIM Scheme to secure the border areas which inter-alia include construction of border roads, Border Out Posts (BOPs), border fencing and floodlights.
- This decision will strengthen the border infrastructure for improving border management, policing and guarding the borders.