VIBRANT VILLAGES PROGRAMME

⦁ The Vibrant Villages Programme focuses on developing the rural areas in the northern border states and union territories
⦁ More than 663 villages will be developed under the programme.
⦁ It is to be implemented for two years, that is, between 2022-23 and 2025-26.
⦁ The Central Government allocated Rs 4,800 crores for the scheme. Of this Rs 2500 crores will be used for building roads. Cabinet approved the scheme recently.
Key Features of the scheme:
⦁ One – Village – One– Product concept will be adopted
⦁ Social entrepreneurship will be encouraged by opening growth centres.
⦁ These centres will work on “Hub and Spoke model”
⦁ Skill development programmes for youth and women
⦁ Heritage development and promotion of local traditional knowledge
⦁ Development of eco-agribusinesses
⦁ The NGOs, cooperatives, and Self Help Groups will be involved in the scheme

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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