Modi Govt introduced ‘Vibrant Villages’ initiative to ensure faster development of border villages: Rohit Chahal
Today’s programme was organized by District President Samba Ankush Jamwal on the call given by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intensify outreach programmes at border villages and to have direct interaction with the locals and understand their aspirations, apprehensions, life and culture.
Taking the vision of our PM Shri Narendra Modi ji forward, BJYM National General Secreary Rohit Chahel called upon all party Karyakartas to have direct interaction with the locals and understand their aspirations. He asked them to dissimate information about the Union Government’s vibrant villages program to the residents and take their feedback about the changes brought about in their day to day life with this development policy of the Modi government.
Arun Prabhat, President J&K BJYM, in his address, said “Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji, the border regions of our nation are finally getting the attention and infrastructural development that had eluded them for decades. Under Modi ji, the Central Government has focused on providing all forms of connectivity for the border regions – Air connectivity, Rail connectivity, Road connectivity, Power connectivity, Mobile connectivity, Waterways connectivity, Ropeway connectivity, Telemedicine and health connectivity.
“In order to ensure faster development of border villages, Central Government has introduced the “Vibrant Villages” initiative. Through this program, the government will help make border villages with sparse population, limited connectivity and infrastructure, become self-sufficient,” he added.
Arun Prabhat maintained “Under this scheme the border villages will be provided assistance for construction of village infrastructure, housing, tourist centres, road connectivity, provisioning of decentralized renewable energy, direct to home access for Doordarshan and educational channels, and support for livelihood generation. For this, the Central Government has allocated a budget of Rs 2517.02 crores under the “Vibrant Villages” programme in FY 2022-23.”
Amandeep Singh, National Media Incharge BJYM, said Central Government has introduced Border Infrastructure and Management (BIM) for developing infrastructure in border regions to facilitate better coordination among border infrastructural needs and to expedite the border projects. Under the 15th Finance Commission, the Union Government has allocated Rs 13,020 crores for Border Infrastructure under BIM, he added.
“These initiatives will provide the border villagers with an opportunity to ascertain sustainable livelihood practices, and ensure long-term prosperity and economic wellbeing,” he said.
Among others who were present include National Executive Member BJYM Stanzin Chotak,State General Secretary BJYM Abhishek Salathia