Union Home Minister said that borders can be permanently secured only when border villages are populated by patriotic citizens who are concerned for the country.
Vibrant Villages Programme (VVP) has been announced in the Finance Minister’s Budget Speech 2022.
VVP is aiming at enhancing infrastructure in villages along India's border with China, in states like Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Arunachal Pradesh.
Activities under the VVP include building infrastructure such as housing, tourist centres, road connectivity, providing decentralised renewable energy, direct-to-home access for Doordarshan and educational channels, and support for livelihood generation.
The programme envisages coverage of border villages on Northern border having sparse population, limited connectivity and infrastructure, which often get left out from the development gains.
Convergence of existing schemes is proposed under VVP. The villages on the Northern border to be covered under VVP are being finalised.