About :


The Border Areas Development Department came into being in Meghalaya after the partition of India and East Pakistan presently Bangladesh. Its main aims and objective is to help and develop the people residing in the border areas. i.e people living near the International Boundary with Bangladesh.

The programme taken up by the Border Areas Development Department is the Border Areas Development Programme (BADP) sponsored under Special Central Assistance (SCA) known as BADP Schemes. The main reason for implementation of these schemes is that before the partition of India, people living in the villages near the border had a prosperous economy as their produce found ready market in areas presently in Bangladesh, then known as East Pakistan. However, after the partition of the country in 1947 the people living in the Border Areas of the state resulted in economic hardship due to the stoppage of trade and communication with Bangladesh. So in order to make a better living for the suffering people in these areas and to regain the once prosperous economic life, special development schemes were taken up in these areas in addition to the normal State Plan Schemes. This special scheme is known as Border Areas Development Programme.

These schemes are implemented only in the notified Border Villages. There are 129 villages under Sohra Border Block.There are three criteria for a village to be classified as a Border Village. Viz. (a) It should be within the radius of 10km crow fly from the International Border Line with Bangladesh. (b) Degree of economic backwardness. (c) Dependence upon the traditional trade relation with those areas which now fall in Bangladesh.


Schemes that can be taken up under BADP:

    (i) Construction of footpath    (ii) footbridges     (iii) link road    (iv) Playgrounds    (v) Community Hall    (vi) School Building

    (vii) Water Reservoir   (viii) Godown      (ix) Ropeways      (x) Beautification of Tourist spots    (xi) bettlenut soaking ponds etc.

Organisational setup :


Sl No
Name
Designation
Contact No
1
Shri D.Khyllep.
Border Areas Development Officer
94363-03719
2
Shri. D. Kharlukhi.
Lower Division Assistant
 
3
Shri S.Nongrum.
Driver
 
4
Smt.M.Lyngdoh
Peon
5
Shri A.Wann
Chowkidar.

Schemes Undertaken:


Schemes undertaken during the year 2008 - 09

Sl No
Name of the Scheme/ Project/ work
Location
Approved Outlay
of the Scheme for
the current year
1
Construction of playground at Mawthangsohkhyllung (Wahlong)
Mawthang
200000
2
Extension of Mawlyndiar C.O.G.L.P. School building
Mawlyndiar
200000
3
Construction of fishery pond at Ri Laiseng for Nangkyrsoi SHG
Nangkyrsoi
213000
4
Construction of Water Reservoir cum washing place & Fishery pond at Tyrna by Kyntiew Shaphrang SHG
Tyrna
300000
5
Construction of protection/ retaining wall for protection of paddy field at Sawlum (Shella) by Daiatylli (BA) SHG
Daiatylli (BA) SHG.
250000
6
Construction of Market Stall with steel shutters etc at Tyllap Bazar.
Tyllap
700000
7
Construction of Crematorium at Bholaganj
Bholaganj
200000
8
Construction of Water Supply Schemes at Mawkhen, Mawlong
Mawkhen
200000
9
Construction of footpath at Lynti Iew Nongsteng
Nongsteng
200000
10
Construction of footpath at Lynti iew Umblai
Umblai
200000
11
Construction of Parking lot at Ichamati
Ichamati
700000
12
Construction of footbridge at Mawsaw, Sohbar
Mawsaw
200000
13
Construction of Betelnut Soaking pond at Mawlatang for Mawlatang Women Social Welfare
Mawlatang
202000
14
Construction of Community Hall at Nong Nong (Shella) including toilet
Nong Nong
350000
15
Construction of Bakery unit for Wann Bakery SHG at Mawlong
Mawlong
200000
TOTAL
Rs.43,15,000/-

 

 


Schemes undertaken during the year 2009 - 2010

Sl No
Name of the Scheme/ Project/ work
Location
Approved Outlay
of the Scheme for
the current year
1
Construction of playground at Mustoh village
Mustoh
500000
2
Construction of playground at Umblai village
Umblai
300000
3
Construction of playground at Nongsteng village
Nongsteng
300000
4
Construction of Community Hall at Mawphu village
Mawphu
700000
5
Construction of footbridge at Wah Umsai ( Mynteng)
Mynteng.
595000
6
Construction of footbridge at Eit Shrah (Nongsteng).
Nongsteng
600000
7
Construction of Community Betelnut Soaking pond at Umblai by Iatyllilang SHG, Umblai
Umblai
300000
8
Construction of footpath from Mawlong to Laitkynsew Park
Mawlong
300000
9
Construction of public toilets including water connection at Tyrna Elaka by Tyrna Socio & Rural Upliftment Organisation
Tyrna
330000
10
Construction of RCC Footbridge at Wah Ka Jhad, Mawsiangei.
Mawsiangei
390000
TOTAL
Rs.43,15,000/-


Schemes undertaken during the year 2013 - 2014


Suspension Foot Bridge over Wah Umblai at Umblai village
Detail of the project are :
1
Name and of the Scheme / Project
Suspension Fotbridge over Wah Umblai at Umblai village
2
Funded from
Special Central Assistance under Border Areas Development
3
Year of Sanction
2013 - 14
4
Cost of the project
Rs.15.00 (L) Rupees (Fifteen Lakhs) only
5
Year of construction
2013
6
Year of completion
2014
7
Implementing agency
Umblai Village Council through Bah R. Sohtun
8
Beneficiaries
The Umblai villagers in particular and the people of Mawphu and Nongsteng and the cultivators in the area in general.
9
Frequency of use :
Daily
10
Note :
This bridge has replaced the old dilapidated bridge which the villagers could no more use it. Prior to the completion of this footbridge, the villagers had to cross the river through the temporary bamboo bridge they made which was not at all safe especially during rainy seasons.
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Photo Gallery:


Photo Gallery : Implementation of BADP Schemes
Construction of Fishery pond at Wahkaliar
Construction of R.C.L.P School at Sohlap
R.C.L.P School at Sohlap
Metalling & Black Topping of Link Road from PWD road to Wahkaliar.
Suspension Footbridge at Shella River.
RCC Water Reservoir at Saikarap. Constructed under Shella Model village Schemes-2006-07
Vocational Training Centre, Ichamati constructed under Shella Model Village Schemes. 2006-07
Godown at Shella Hat. Constructed under Shella Model Villa Schemes 2006-07
Godown at Ichamati, constructed under Shella Model village schemes 2006-07
Construction of Footpath , Lynti-iew NONGSTENG sponsored by BADP 2008-2009 Amt 2 Lakhs
Footpath , Lynti-iew NONGSTENG
Foot bridge at Mawsaw constructed under SCA (BADP) 2008-09
Water Reservoir cum Washing Place & Fishery Pond at Tyrna
Water Reservoir cum Washing Place & Fishery Pond at Tyrna
RCC Foot bridge at Wah Ka Jhad, Mawsiangei, constructed under SCA (BADP) 2009-2010
Construction of suspension footbridge at Umsai river under SCA (BADP) 2009-2010.
Construction of suspension footbridge at Umsai river under SCA (BADP) 2009-2010.
Community Beetelnut soaking pond at Umblai constructed under SCA (BADP) 2009-2010
Playground at Nongsteng Village Funded by BADP under SCA 2009-2010 Amt 3 Lakhs
Playground at Nongsteng Village Funded by BADP under SCA 2009-2010 Amt 3 Lakhs
Playground at Umblai Sponsored by BADP under SCA 2009-2010 Amt 3 Lakhs
CONSTRUCTION OF GOVERNMENT LP SCHOOL BUILDING AT DALIA SCA(BADP) 2014-15 @ INR 6.00(L)

Work in progress

Work completed
Project being used
  • • Dalia Govt. LP School lying close to the border fencing under Sohra block is a well functioning government LP School serving the border area pupils of the village.
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  • • The existing school building is very old and dilapidated and as such is not convenient for holding classes especially during rainy seasons.
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  • • The Border Areas Department has extended financial aid to the SMC from SCA(BADP) with the help of which the SMC could construct their RCC school building.
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  • • The building was utilized just after its completion.
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E.USAI MEMORIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL BUILDING AT MAWKLIAW SCA(BADP) 2014-15 @ INR 8.00(L)

Work in progress amidst disturbing monsoon

Work completed
  • • E.Usai Memorial UP School, Mawkliaw got due opening permission for up gradation to Secondary School and accordingly students were enrolled for the same.
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  • • Classes were conducted in the same UP School building but as the roll strength of the school was on the rise, separate additional building was an urgent necessity.
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  • • Seeing the good prospect of the school in view of its pass percentage and also its unique location, the department gave financial aid to the SMC to construct this school building.
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  • • The school will not be of benefit to the people of Mawkliaw alone but will also serve the educational need of secondary standard of those from a couple of surrounding villages like Mawlatang, Suktia, Tyrngei, Diengsiar , etc all of which do not have secondary schools of their own.
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  • • Classes were held in this new school building just after its completion.
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  • • Now, with this separate new building, more students could be enrolled.
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REST HOUSE, FENCING WALL AND APPROACH ROAD SCA(BADP) 2014-15: INR =[{3.00(L)(2011-12)+7.00(L) + 5.30(L)+14(L)] 29.30(L)

View of the portion of the Rest House, Fencing & Road

Front view of the Rest House

Fencing of the Rest House

Views of the Rest House

 View of the cemented Approach Road to the Rest House

  • • Majai village is one of the border villages under Sohra block locating close to Bangladesh.
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  • •The village has a cluster of Government sub offices like that of the Land Custom, the Forest, the Health (Sub Centre), the Police, the Border Security Force located just adjacent to the Rest House, etc. Exporters and tourists are regular visitors of the village.
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  • • In order to facilitate the Society, the Government officials of the above offices, the exporters and others to hold their meetings, conduct programs for the development of the area and also to provide lodging facility to them, the Society for Rural Development (SRD), Bholaganj had taken the initiative of proposing and constructing this Rest House which includes the boundary fencing wall and the approach road out of the SCA (BADP) scheme.
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  • • Management of the Rest House is done by the Society for Rural Development (SRD), Bholaganj.

FOOTBRIDGE AT KHAHUMRIN, MAWLONG SCA(BADP) 2014-15: AMT.: INR 5.00(L)

Before

After

After
  • • Khahumrin is a village having more than 170 households lying adjacent to Ichamati village both under Mawlong sirdarship of Sohra Border Areas Block.
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  • • One river by the name ‘Khahumrin river’ runs inside the village and as such prior to the construction of this footbridge, whenever this river swelled up, the village was literally split in two. In the absence of any means of infrastructural connectivity like footbridges, etc., the hardship faced by the villagers in commuting between themselves could be plainly understood by one and all.
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  • •This RCC footbridge constructed under Special Central Assistance under Border Area Development Programme has helped a lot in bridging this particular infrastructural gap at Khahumrin for the betterment of these villagers.
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FOOTBRIDGE OVER WAHUMSHET AT NONGPRIANG VILLAGE SCA(BADP) 2012-13 & 2014-15: AMT.: INR[3.00(L) + 8.00(L)]= 11.00(L)

 

 

  • • Nongpriang village like many other border areas villages is not yet saturated with means of infrastructural connectivity.
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  • • The people of this village earn their livelihood mainly from horticultural activities.
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  • •There are bridgeless rivers and streams which often impede the poor cultivators of the village from reaching their fields during monsoon..

     

  • • The Border Areas Development, Sohra with what ever little fund it had received, made sanction in two phases for the construction of this footbridge over Wahumshet for improving the livelihood activities of the villagers.
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