Vibrant Villages Programme

Scheme Overview:

  • Launched: Union Budget 2022-23 (ongoing till 2025-26)
  • Target: Border villages along the northern borders of India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh)
  • Focus: Comprehensive development of these villages to improve living standards and curb outmigration.
  • Funding: Centrally Sponsored Scheme with a budget of ₹4,800 crores.

Key Objectives:

  • Improved Infrastructure: Develop essential infrastructure like all-weather roads, reliable electricity (including solar and wind power), better connectivity (mobile & internet), and access to clean drinking water.
  • Livelihood Generation: Promote economic drivers based on local resources (agriculture, horticulture, tourism, cultural heritage) through skill development, entrepreneurship initiatives, and “One Village-One Product” approach.
  • Social Development: Enhance access to healthcare, education, and social welfare programs.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Improved quality of life for border communities.
  • Increased economic opportunities and job creation.
  • Reduced outmigration and strengthened border security.

Sustainable development through responsible utilization of local resources

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