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Island Development Agency (IDA)

  • 14 Jan 2020
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Recently, the sixth meeting of the Island Development Agency held in New Delhi.

  • In the meeting, the progress made under the "Holistic development of islands" program was reviewed.

Island Development Agency

  • The Union Government constituted the Island Development Agency on 1st June, 2017 for the development of islands.
  • The meetings of the Agency is chaired by the Union Home Minister.

Holistic Development of Islands Program

  • For the first time in the country, under the guidance of IDA, an initiative of sustainable development in the identified Islands within scientifically-assessed carrying capacity has been taken-up.
  • Development Plans with focus on creation of jobs for the islanders through tourism promotion as well as export of seafood and coconut-based products made in the Islands have been prepared and are being implemented in four islands of Andaman & Nicobar and five islands of Lakshadweep.
  • In the second phase, suitable sites in 12 more islands of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and 5 islands in Lakshadweep have been covered.

Source: PIB

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