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Cabinet Decisions: 2 lakh cooperatives, vibrant village scheme

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Cabinet Decisions: The Union Cabinet met on Wednesday and made important decisions for the country’s development in various sectors such as agriculture, border security, roads, and infrastructure.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over the meeting. Anurag Thakur, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, and L Murugan, Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, and Information and Broadcasting, later discussed the various proposals that came up during the Cabinet meeting.

The following are the key proposals that were approved by the Cabinet on Wednesday:

The Union Cabinet has approved two lakh multipurpose primary agricultural credit societies (PACS) viable dairy and fishery cooperatives in the next five years to strengthen the country’s cooperative sector and deepen its grassroots reach. Anurag Thakur, Union Minister, stated that the plan will be implemented through the convergence of several schemes, taking a ‘whole-of-government’ approach. According to him, the PACS has 13 crore farmers as members.


The Cabinet has approved the ‘Vibrant Villages Programme,’ a centrally sponsored scheme with a financial allocation of Rs 4800 crore. The scheme will provide funds for the development of critical infrastructure as well as the creation of job opportunities in 19 districts and 46 border blocks across four states and one UT. The programme will be implemented in 663 villages in the first phase. According to the government, key outcomes that have been attempted include connectivity to all-weather roads, drinking water, 24×7 electricity – with a focus on solar and wind energy – and mobile and internet connectivity. Tourist centres, multi-purpose centres, and health and wellness centres are all examples of multi-purpose centres.

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Thakur also stated that the Union Cabinet has approved a Rs 4,800 crore allocation for the Centre-sponsored Vibrant Villages Programme for the next two fiscal years. This will result in infrastructure development and job opportunities along the northern border in four states and one Union Territory.

In her 2002 Budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the Vibrant Villages Programme. The programme envisions reaching out to the sparsely populated border villages in the north, which have limited connectivity and infrastructure and are frequently left out of development gains.

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