The central government has claimed that it has allocated at least six times more funds to Arunachal Pradesh to improve infrastructure along the India-China border in the frontier state. 

The Centre said that the funds to Arunachal Pradesh were raised from Rs 42.87 crore in 2020-21 to Rs 249.12 in 2021-22. 

This was informed by union minister of state for home – Nityanand Rai in the Lok Sabha. 

Nityanand Rai said that Rs 602.30 crore was allocated in 2021-22 under the Border Infrastructure and Management (BIM) scheme. 

The BIM scheme aims to improve infrastructure in the Northeast states that share international border with China, Myanmar and Bangladesh. 

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While Rs 42.87 crore was allocated under the BIM for the India-China border in the Northeast in 2020-21, Rs 249.12 has been allocated in 2021-22 for it, Rai said. 

Arunachal Pradesh shares a 1126-km-long border with China. 

On the other hand, Rs 50 crore was allocated under the BIM for improving infrastructures along the India-Myanmar border in 2021-22. 

Meanwhile, Rs 303.18 crore was allocated in 2021-22 for infrastructure development under BIM for the India-Bangladesh border. 

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