7 islands in Lakshadweep and Andamans identified for seaplane operations

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  1. During the 5th meeting of Island developement agency, Four islands in the Andamans and three in Lakshadweep have been identified for seaplane operations, while private sector participation has been invited for tourism based projects.
  2. These islands are (a) Swaraj Dweep (b) Shaheed Dweep (c)Hutbay and (d) Long in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and (a) Kavaratti (b) Agatti and (c) Minicoy in Lakshadweep have been identified for seaplane operations.
  3. Island developement agency was setup in 2017 for the holistic developement of islands.The meetings of the agency are chaired by the Union Home Minister and the project is steered by NITI Aayog.After detailed consultations with key stakeholders, 10 islands namely Smith, Ross, Aves, Long and Little Andaman in Andaman & Nicobar and Minicoy, Bangaram, Suheli, Cherium and Tinnakara in Lakshadweep have been identified for holistic development in the first phase.