Island Develeopment Agency (Key infra projects (jetties/berthing…
Island Develeopment Agency
set up in June 2017
for the holistic development of islands.
key infrastructure projects, digital connectivity, green energy, desalination plants, waste management, promotion of fisheries, and tourism-based projects.
With better communication services,
Information Technology based and other Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) would be promoted in the Islands.
Key infra projects
Bridges on Andaman Trunk Road
Upgradation of Diglipur Airport
Construction of Minicoy Airport;
Modernization of existing Jetty at Kavaratti;
Augmentation of Satellite Bandwidth from 1.118 Gbps to 2.118 Gbps in Andaman & Nicobar
augmentation of helicopter services for Islanders and tourists
Maritime Strategic Importance
Trade and Regional Connectivity
Restricted Area Permit
delay in the project implementation due to lack of funds.
remoteness of these hinterland currently fails to attract private players
Measures so far
Ship Building and Ship Repairing have been the high priority
Rs, 1,102 Crore worth of submarine optical fiber cable between Chennai and A&N Islands
Tri-services military command
at A&N islands .
exercises such as CORPAT, SIMBEX are held to bolster maritime security.
need for private sector involvement,
International best practices
civil infrastructure development
not disturb the ecological balance
Not disrupt local livelihood-activities,
engage all stakeholders in the decision making