New Delhi – On April 10 and 11, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will travel to Arunachal Pradesh where he will officially introduce the “Vibrant Villages Program” at the village of Kibithoo, which is located close to the China-India border.
The “Vibrant Villages Programme” (VVP) with central components of 4,800 crore, including 2,500 crore exclusively for road connectivity for the financial years 2022-23 to 2025-26, has been approved by the Indian government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to a statement from the home ministry on Saturday.
Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and the Union Territory of Ladakh have designated 2,967 villages in 46 blocks in 19 districts that border the northern boundary as needing extensive development under the VVP, a programme sponsored by the federal government.
662 villages, including 455 in Andhra Pradesh, have been designated for priority coverage in the first phase.
According to the statement, the VVP will contribute to raising the standard of living in designated border villages and encouraging residents to remain there, reversing the trend of emigration from these communities and enhancing border security.
To guarantee complete saturation of federal and state programs, the district administration will create action plans for the chosen villages with the aid of suitable mechanisms at the block and panchayat levels. Road connectivity, drinking water, power, including solar and wind energy, mobile and internet access, tourism attractions, multipurpose facilities, healthcare infrastructure, and wellness centres are among the intervention’s key priority areas for the development of communities.
On April 10, Mr. Shah, who is visiting Arunachal Pradesh for the first time in his capacity as home minister, will officially open nine micro-hydro projects in Kibithoo that were built as part of the “Golden Jubilee Border Illumination Programme.” According to the statement, these electricity projects will give border villages’ residents more power.
According to the report, he would also dedicate projects by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) to upgrade the infrastructure in Likabali, Arunachal Pradesh, Chapra, Nooranad, Kerala, and Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
The home minister will converse with ITBP employees in the Arunachal Pradesh district of Anjaw at Kibithoo.
There will also be a display of goods created by border district women’s self-help groups. According to the announcement, Amit Shah will tour the show booths.
According to the statement, he will visit Namti Field and pay respects at the Walong War Memorial on April 11.