Vibrant Village Programme(VVP): Patriotic citizens in border villages can provide permanent security: Home Minister

Source: The post is based on the article “Patriotic citizens in border villages can provide permanent security: Home Minister” published in The Hindu on 30th December 2022

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The Union Home Minister said that borders can be permanently secured only when border villages are populated by patriotic citizens who are concerned for the country asking the border-guarding forces to use the Vibrant Village Programme(VVP) for the same.

What is the Vibrant Village Programme(VVP)?

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

Aim: To enhance infrastructure in villages along India’s border with China, in states like Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Arunachal Pradesh. 

Activities under the VVP include: building infrastructures such as housing, tourist centres, road connectivity, providing decentralized renewable energy, direct-to-home access for Doordarshan and educational channels, and support for livelihood generation.

Coverage: The programme envisages coverage of border villages on the Northern border that have sparse populations, limited connectivity and infrastructure which often get left out of the development gains.

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