Union Cabinet has approved Flood Management and Border Areas Programme (FMBAP) for effective flood management works in entire country and river management activities and works related to border areas. It has been approved for period from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with total outlay of Rs 3342.00 crores. It is merged version of two components of XII Plan schemes- ‘Flood Management Programme (FMP)’ and ‘River Management Activities and Works related to Border Areas’.
Flood Management and Border Areas Programme
It aims at completion of on-going projects already approved under FMP and will also cater to hydro-meteorological observations and flood forecasting on common rivers with the neighbouring countries.
It will be implemented throughout country for effective flood management, erosion control and anti-sea erosion.
Objective: (i) assist state governments to provide reasonable degree of protection against floods in critical areas by adopting an optimum combination of structural and non-structural measures (ii) enhance capabilities of state and central government officials in related fields.
Features of Scheme