VIBRANT VILLAGES PROGRAMME

  • The Government has approved Vibrant Villages Programme (VVP) recently.
  • It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
  • Comprehensive development of villages of blocks on the northern border to improve the quality of life of people living in identified border villages.
  • Development of essential infrastructure and creation of livelihood opportunities

Time period:

  • It is approved for the Financial Years 2022-23 to 2025-26 with a financial allocation of Rs. 4800 Crore.
  • Identification and development of economic drivers in border villages:
  • The scheme aims to identify and develop the economic drivers based on local natural, human, and other resources of the border villages.

It also seeks to develop growth centers on the “Hub and Spoke Model” through:

  1. the promotion of social entrepreneurship,
  2. the empowerment of youth and women through skill development and entrepreneurship,
  3. leveraging the tourism potential, and
  4. the development of sustainable eco-agribusinesses.
  5. Vibrant Village Action Plans

Vibrant Village Action Plans will be created by the district administration with the help of Gram Panchayats.

The scheme aims to ensure 100% saturation of central and state schemes, with a focus on providing:

  1. connectivity with all-weather roads,
  2. drinking water,
  3. 24×7 electricity, and
  4. mobile and internet connectivity.
  5. No overlap with Border Area Development Programme

The Vibrant Villages Programme will not overlap with the Border Area Development Programme.

The Border Area Development Programme (BADP) is an initiative of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

  • It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) introduced in 1993-94.
  • The main objective of the BADP is to meet the special developmental needs of the people living in remote and inaccessible areas situated near the international border and to saturate the border areas with essential infrastructure through convergence of Central/State/ BADP/Local schemes.

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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