Modi border

1. PM Modi condemns Congress for neglecting NE border villages.
2. Highlights ‘Vibrant Village Programme’ as a contrast to Congress’s approach.
3. Addresses the issue during the ‘Viksit Bharat Viksit Northeast’ program in Arunachal Pradesh.

Itanagar, March 09: Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized the previous Congress-led UPA government for neglecting border villages in the northeastern states during the ‘Viksit Bharat Viksit Northeast’ program in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, on March 9.

He lauded his government’s ‘Vibrant Village Programme’, contrasting it with Congress’s neglect of border villages, which they deemed as the last village.

Modi emphasized the importance of these border villages, referring to them as the first villages and highlighting the initiation of the Vibrant Village Programme to address their needs.

Responding to criticism about familial ties, Modi asserted that every family in Arunachal Pradesh is part of his family.

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He defended his government’s flagship programmes, branding them as ‘Modi ki Guarantee’, exemplified by the development of Arunachal Pradesh.

The completion of the Sela Tunnel, inaugurated in 2019, was cited by the Prime Minister as evidence of his guarantee.

Under the Vibrant Village Programme, 2,967 villages in 46 blocks across 19 districts along the northern border, including those in Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and the Union Territory of Ladakh, have been identified for comprehensive development.

In the initial phase, 662 villages, including 455 in Arunachal Pradesh, have been prioritized for coverage under the Vibrant Village Programme.

The program aims to enhance the quality of life in border villages, discourage outmigration, and contribute to border security.