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Tuesday, 08 January, 2019, 12 : 00 PM [IST]

Site Potential Development Reports ready for Island development in A&N and Lakshadweep: Tourism Minister

The government has prepared reports for four Islands in Andaman & Nicobar and five islands in Lakshadweep islands under the holistic development of identified islands in the country by the NITI Aayog.  This was informed by K. J. AlphonsUnion Minister of State with independent charge of tourism in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.  

The islands in A&N for which Site Potential Development Report has been prepared include Smith, Ross, Long and Aves Islands. Similarly, the five islands in Lakshadweep identified and Site Potential Development Report has been prepared are Minicoy, Bangaram, Thinnakara, Cheriyam and Suheli. Out of these tourism-based projects have been identified in Long, Aves, Smith and Neil Islands of A&N and Minicoy, Kadamat and Suheli islands of Lakshadweep, the Minister said.

The Ministry of Tourism has also sanctioned project for INR 42.19 crores during 2016-17 for development of coastal circuit ( Long Island-Ross -Smith – Neil-Havelock -Baratang – Port Blair) in A & N under the coastal thematic circuit of Swadesh Darshan scheme for development of island tourism in the country, the Minister informed. 

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