Ministry of Home Affairs

Vibrant Villages Programme

Posted On: 29 MAR 2022 7:30PM by PIB Delhi

Vibrant Villages Programme (VVP) has been announced in the Finance Minister’s Budget Speech 2022.

The programme envisages coverage of border villages on Northern border having sparse population, limited connectivity and infrastructure, which often get left out from the development gains.

Convergence of existing schemes is proposed under VVP.

As it is a new programme, its implementation framework, fund requirement and other modalities are being finalised.

The villages on the Northern border to be covered under VVP are being finalised.

Government of India is implementing the Border Area Development Programme (BADP) through the State Governments/UT Administrations in habitations located within 0-10 kms. from the first habitation at international border in 460 border blocks of 117 border districts in 16 States and 2 UTs viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir (UT) and Ladakh (UT). 

Under BADP, the annual action plans of the States/UTs consisting of works related to village infrastructure like roads and bridges, health, education, agriculture, sports, drinking water & sanitation etc. are considered and approved as per BADP guidelines in vogue.

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

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