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  • Funded by – Central Govt.
  • Duration of the Programme: 2022-23 to 2025-26
  • Areas of Focus: Strategically located villages on India – China border
  • Target: To reduce migration from border areas by developing infrastructure & thereby increasing border security


Scheme attempts to:

  1. Comprehensively development of villages along the northern border thus improving the quality of life of people living in identified strategic border villages.
  2. This development will help in encouraging people to stay in their native locations in border areas and reversing the outmigration from these villages adding to improved security of the border.
  3. Particular focus will be on roads to push to develop alternative means of livelihood.
  4. scheme will study, identify and develop the economic drivers based on local natural human and other resources of the border villages on northern border and development of growth centres on “Hub and Spoke Model” through promotion of social entrepreneurship, empowerment of youth and women through skill development and entrepreneurship, leveraging the tourism potential through promotion of local cultural, traditional knowledge and heritage and development of sustainable eco-agribusinesses on the concept of “One village-One product” through community based organisations, Cooperatives, SHGs, NGOs etc.

Areas earmarked in the current phase of development:

  1. The scheme will provide funds for development of essential infrastructure and creation of livelihood opportunities
  2. Areas included are in 19 Districts and 46 Border blocks 4 states and 1 UT along the northern land border of the country.
  3. In the first phase 663 Villages will be taken up in the programme.
  4. Vibrant Village Action Plans will be created by the district adminstration with the help of Gram Panchayats. 100 % saturation of Central and state schemes will be ensured.


Key target:

Key outcomes that will be attempted are,

  • connectivity with all weather road,
  • drinking water,
  • 24x7 electricty – Solar and wind energy to be given focused attention,
  • mobile and internet connectivity.
  • Tourist centers, multi-purpose centers and
  • health and wellness Centers.




Resource allocation – There will not be overlap with Border Area Development Programme. Out of financial allocation of Rs. 4800 Crore 2500 crore rupees will be used for roads.

Overall target - Under this centrally sponsored scheme, 2,967 villages in 46 blocks of 19 districts have been identified for comprehensive development. These villages abut the border in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh and the Union Territory of Ladakh. In the first phase, around 662 villages have been identified for priority coverage.

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