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Vibrant Village Programme, Objective, Focus Areas

Context: The Indian government plans to spend over ₹2 crore per kilometre for constructing roads along the China border in Uttarakhand and Sikkim as part of the Vibrant Village Programme (VVP).

Vibrant Village Programme

Implementation: Centrally Sponsored Scheme from 2022-23 to 2025-26.

  • Approximately 68% of villages in the first phase of VVP are in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Out of the total VVP budget of ₹4,800 crore for three financial years (2023-24 to 2025-26), about ₹2,500 crore is allocated for road construction.

Vibrant Village Programme, Objective, Focus Areas_4.1

  • Coverage: 19 Districts and 46 Border blocks in Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Ladakh.
  • Objectives:
    • Develop essential infrastructure
    • Create livelihood opportunities
    • Improve quality of life in border villages
    • Encourage people to stay in their native locations
    • Enhance border security
  • Focus Areas:
    • Road connectivity
    • Drinking water
    • Electricity (including solar and wind energy)
    • Mobile and internet connectivity
    • Healthcare infrastructure and wellness centres
  • Planning: Vibrant Village Action Plans created by district administration with Gram Panchayats.
  • Coordination: Ensures 100% saturation of Central and state schemes without overlapping with the Border Area Development Programme.

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