VIBRANT VILLAGE PROGRAMME

Context:

Government has approved Vibrant Villages Programme (VVP) as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme recently for  comprehensive development of the select villages.

About the programme:

The Vibrant Villages Programme will aid in raising the standard of living for residents of designated border communities and encouraging them to remain there, reversing the outmigration from these villages and enhancing border security.

The programme envisages focused areas of interventions in the select villages for creation of opportunities for livelihood generation through:

  1. promotion of tourism & cultural heritage,
  2. skill development & entrepreneurship and
  3. development of cooperative societies including agriculture/horticulture, cultivation of medicinal plants/herbs etc.
  4. Facilities that will be provided:
  5. Road connectivity,
  6. drinking water,
  7. power (including solar and wind energy),
  8. mobile and internet access,
  9. tourist attractions,
  10. multipurpose facilities,
  11. healthcare infrastructure, and
  12. wellness centres.

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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