State Development Report of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Publication dateJan, 2006
DetailsReport submitted to the Planning Commission
AuthorsRita Pandey, Mukesh Kumar Anand
The report initiated at the behest of the Planning Commission takes stock of the prevailing economic and social conditions in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, and assesses the critical bottlenecks in its development. Based on detailed sectoral analysis, it recommends policy changes and institutional mechanisms for sustainable development of this ecologically sensitive region. The report makes a number of suggestions in respect of sustainable exploitation of marine products, and high value agricultural and horticulture products; strengthening social infrastructure in keeping with the requirements of the thrust areas; developing physical infrastructure including connectivity between dispersed islands in the union territory, and with mainland India and neighbouring countries; fiscal consolidation and reform; and reducing risk factors by preventing/reducing the negative impact in the event of a natural phenomenon.