Union Home Minister recently asked Border Security Force (BSF) to strengthen Vibrant Village Programme and ensure welfare programmes are implemented.

 

About the Vibrant Village Programme

  • Vibrant Villages Programme (VVP) has been announced in the Finance Minister’s Budget Speech 2022.
  • VVP is aiming at enhancing infrastructure in villages along India’s border with China, in states like Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Activities under the VVP include building infrastructure such as housing, tourist centres, road connectivity, providing decentralised renewable energy, direct-to-home access for Doordarshan and educational channels, and support for livelihood generation.
  • 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. The villages on the Northern border to be covered under VVP are being finalised.