Border Infrastructure Management scheme extended till 2025-26: MHA

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New Delhi, (UNI): 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, the Home Ministry said on Monday.

“Ministry of Home Affairs under guidance of Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah is committed to improving border infrastructure and management,” the Home Ministry said in a statement.

“This decision will strengthen the border infrastructure for improving border management, policing and guarding the borders” added the statement. 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 MHA said.

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