Arunachal: Amit Shah will launch the scheme of border villages in Arunachal tomorrow. India News – Times of India

New Delhi/Guwahati: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will launch the ‘Vibrant Village Programme’ on Monday.VVP) – a Rs 4,800-crore centrally sponsored scheme aimed at the integrated development of villages along the India-China border – from Kibithu, a border village in eastern Anjaw Arunachal Pradesh, Kibithu was one of the theaters of the 1962 Indo-China war.
Shah’s two-day visit Arunachal The unveiling of the VVP comes in the backdrop of a fresh nudge from China, namely the renaming of 11 places in the state in Mandarin and Tibetan languages. All these places fall in an area that China claims to be South Tibet or Zangnan. India was quick to reject Beijing’s move – apparently a ploy to bolster its territorial claims in future border talks with India – saying that specifying an “invented name” would not change the fact that The state has always been and will remain an integral part of India.
Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh’s Anjaw district is about 15 km south of the LAC and 40 km west of the India-China-Myanmar tri-junction. Situated at an altitude of 13.5 metres, Kibithu is one of the most remote circle headquarters in Arunachal and also the only circle headquarters facing the India-China border.
The VVP – which will have a road connectivity component of Rs 2,500 crore – aims to develop 2,967 villages in 19 border districts of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Ladakh, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh over the period 2022-23 to 2025-26. The development-cum-connectivity push – which will cover 662 villages in the first phase, including 455 in Arunachal Pradesh – aims to improve the quality of life of border residents and encourage them to stay in their native places, So that migration can be reversed. and strengthening border security.
Shah will also inaugurate nine micro hydro projects of the state government under the ‘Golden Jubilee Roshni Programme’. His other engagements at Kibithu include inauguration of infrastructure projects at Likabili (Arunachal), Chhapra (Bihar), Nooranad (Kerala) and ITBP. Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh); Interact with ITBP personnel; and visited the exhibition of products made by women self-help groups in border districts.
Shah will go to Namti Maidan on Tuesday and pay homage to him Eight war Memorial.
Shah’s visit is seen as a counter to China’s designs in Arunachal Pradesh as it from there launches an initiative aimed at encouraging permanent border settlements along its part of the northern border. Security analysts believe that the VVP will enhance border security as development and access to civic amenities will instil a sense of patriotism and “belonging” among residents, and promote information flow on the activities and plans of “enemy” forces. Such settlements bolster India’s territorial claims during boundary negotiations and help resist attempts at encroachment.
Under the VVP, the district administration, with the help of appropriate mechanisms at the block and panchayat level, will prepare an action plan for the identified village to ensure 100% saturation of central and state schemes. The focus areas of intervention include road connectivity, drinking water, electricity including solar and wind energy, mobile and internet connectivity and healthcare infrastructure.