On April 10, Union Home Minister Amit Shah made a visit to Arunachal Pradesh where he launched the ‘Vibrant Village Programme’ in Kibithoo, a Centrally sponsored initiative. During his address, Shah emphasized the government’s focus on the security of India’s border areas, which is a top priority for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Shah commended Modi’s efforts in improving the border infrastructure, achieving in two terms what previous governments could not in twelve terms.
Shah further highlighted the success of India’s armed forces and ITBP in safeguarding the country’s borders, stating that India will not tolerate any encroachment on its territory. The ‘Vibrant Village Programme’ was launched with the aim of promoting the development of border areas and enhancing the standard of living of residents in these regions, ultimately strengthening the nation’s border security.
In an effort to ensure the comprehensive growth and development of multiple regions situated along the northern border of several states, including Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh, as well as the Union Territory of Ladakh, a total of 2967 villages across 46 blocks spanning 19 districts have been identified to participate in this initiative. This program aims to promote a diverse range of development activities, spanning various sectors, with the ultimate goal of transforming these communities into thriving and self-sufficient entities. Through the implementation of this initiative, the government aims to foster long-term growth and prosperity throughout these regions, enabling them to flourish and contribute to the broader economic and social fabric of the nation.