Uttarakhand’s Mana village, which was earlier known as the last Indian village, will now be known as the ‘first Indian village’. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has placed a signboard at the threshold of the border village proclaiming Mana’s revamped status.
Mana is a village in the district of Chamoli in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, located at an altitude of 3,200 meters. It is located on the northern terminus of National Highway 7 (new numbering system), Mana is the last village before the Mana Pass and is 26 kilometres from the border of India and Tibet The village is at a distance of about 3 km from the Hindu Pilgrimage Badrinath and the two places are culturally connected with each other.
Vibrant Villages Programme
The Vibrant Villages Programme will assist in enhancing the standard of living for those residing in designated border communities. It aims to develop 2967 villages in 46 blocks of 19 districts bordering on the north, including Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh, and the UT of Ladakh.