The core programme implemented by the Department is the Border Area Development Programme (BADP). BADP used to be a 100% centrally funded programme till 2015-16. However, since 2016-17, under the rationalization of Centrally Sponsored Schemes, BADP has been classified as Core Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) following the funding pattern of 90:10% by the Central and State Government respectively. The main objective of the programme is to meet the special developmental needs of the people living in remote and inaccessible areas situated near the International border.
The schemes/works like construction/maintenance of roads, water supply, education, sports, filling gaps in infrastructure, security, organization of early childhood care and education centre, education for physically handicapped and backward sections etc. are being undertaken under the BADP. Preference is given to the villages/habitations which are closer to the border line.