NEW DELHI, Feb. 16, 2023 (TBINN)
For developing essential infrastructure along the northern border, Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Modi launched Vibrant Villages Programme.
The program aims to develop the villages of blocks on the northern border and improve the quality of life of people living in the border villages. Under the programme, out of the total allocation, a fund of Rs 2, 500 Crore will be used for the development of roads.
This Centrally sponsored scheme has been approved for the Financial Year 2022-23 to 2025-26, with a financial allocation of Rs 4,800 Crore. The new Central Scheme will not overlap with the existing Border Area Development Programme.
Reportedly, The Vibrant Villages Programme will focus on mobile and internet connectivity, all-weather road, drinking water and round-the-clock electricity using renewable sources of Solar and Wind Energy. It will also focus on the development of tourist centers, multi-purpose centers alongwith health and wellness Centers.
Programme can prove to be beneficial for the people living in 19 districts and 46 border blocks of four states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, besides one Union Territory of Ladakh.