approves “FMBAP” for Flood Management Works in entire country and River
Management Activities and works related to Border Areas during 2017-18 to
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the “Flood Management and Border Areas Programme (FMBAP)” for Flood Management Works in entire country and River Management Activities and works related to Border Areas for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20 with a total outlay of Rs.3342.00 crores as per reports by PIB.
The FMBAP Scheme will be implemented throughout
the country for effective flood management, erosion control and anti-sea
erosion. The proposal will benefit towns, villages, industrial establishments,
communication links, agricultural fields, infrastructure etc. from floods and
erosion in the country. The catchment area treatment works will help in
reduction of sediment load into rivers.
The funding pattern for FM Component for works
in general category States will continue to be 50% (Centre) : 50% (State) and
for projects of North Eastern States, Sikkim, J&K, Himachal Pradesh and
Uttarakhand, the funding pattern will continue to be 70% (Centre) : 30%
(State). RMBA component being specific to activities in border areas with
neighbouring countries and in accordance with bilateral mechanisms, the
projects / works will continue to be funded as 100% grant-in-aid / central
The Scheme “FMBAP” has been framed by
merging the components of two continuing XII Plan schemes titled “Flood
Management Programme (FMP)” and “River Management Activities and
Works related to Border Areas (RMBA)”. The aim of the Scheme is to assist
the State Governments to provide reasonable degree of protection against floods
in critical areas by adopting optimum combination of structural and
non-structural measures and enhancing capabilities
of State / Central Government
officials in related fields.
The works under the scheme will protect valuable land from erosion and flooding and help in maintaining peace along the border. The Scheme aims at completion of the on-going projects already approved under FMP. Further, the scheme also caters to Hydro-meteorological observations and Flood Forecasting on common rivers with the neighbouring countries. The Scheme also includes survey and investigations, preparation of DPR etc. of water resources projects on the common rivers with neighbouring countries like Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project, Sapta Kosi-Sun Kosi Projects in Nepal which would benefit both countries.