Ministry of Home Affairs
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Posted On: 26 JUL 2023 4:59PM by PIB Delhi

Government has approved Vibrant Villages Programme (VVP) as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme on 15th February,2023  for  comprehensive development of the select villages in 46 blocks in 19 districts of abutting northern border in the States of  Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and UT of Ladakh.

The programme envisages focused areas of interventions in the select villages for creation of opportunities for livelihood generation through promotion of tourism & cultural heritage, skill development & entrepreneurship and development of cooperative societies including agriculture/horticulture, cultivation of medicinal plants/herbs etc. the interventions also include providing road connectivity to unconnected villages, housing & village infrastructures, energy including renewable energy, television & telecom connectivity. The objective of the programme is to create sufficient incentives for people to stay on in the selected villages.

In all the census villages/towns, semi urban and urban areas located with 0-10 kms. distance (aerial distance) from the first habitation at International Boundary (IB) in 16 States & 2 UTs abutting land borders, works/projects for identified gaps in essential infrastructure pertaining to road & bridges, health, Education, agriculture, sports, drinking water & sanitation, Anganwadi, community centre, small scale industries etc. have been approved under the Border Area Development Programme (BADP).

Select villages in blocks abutting northern border in Kinnaur and Lahul & Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh have been covered under VVP. Select villages in blocks abutting northern border in Chamoli, Uttarkashi and Rudraprayag districts have also been covered under VVP.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nisith Pramanik  in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.




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