GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Home Affairs
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2622
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 18TH AUGUST, 2010/SRAVANA 27,1932 (SAKA)
Funds for infrastructure along borders
2622. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) the amount of funds sanctioned for infrastructure development along the borders for the last three years, year-wise;,
(b) whether it is a fact that a large, portion of these funds remained unutilized; and
(c) if so, the reasons therefor and the steps Government proposes to take in view of the security concerns arising out of this inaction?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI MULLAPPALLAY RAMACHANDRAN)
(a) to (c): A Statement is annexed.
STATEMENT IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 2622 FOR 18.08.2010.
(a) to (c): The Government has undertaken various border infrastructure projects like construction of border fencing, road, flood lighting all along the border, creation of additional Border Out Posts for border guarding forces. The Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) at designated points on the international land border of the country are also being developed under the plan scheme.
The financial sanction and utilization of the fund for last three years are as follows:-
It is clarified from the statement that funds were fully utilized for the development of border infrastructure.
The Border Area Development Programme (BADP) is also under implementation in the bordering districts of 17 States. The annual allocation is given by the Planning Commission for BADP. There was an allocation of Rs. 580 crore in 2007.08, Rs. 635 crore in 2008·09 and Rs. 635 crore again in 2009-10. This amount was fully sanctioned to the States and was utilized.