Lakshadweep Administration to Develop Eco-Tourism Projects in 11 Islands in Public-Private Partnership
Published on : Monday, April 25, 2022
The Lakshadweep administration would develop eco-tourism projects in 11 islands in public-private partnership, according to federal policy committee NITI Aayog, which has asked for proposals from consultants.
The administration of the union territory has identified the islands of Bangaram, Thinnakara, Pareli-II, Pareli- III, Chariyam, Kalpitti, Tilakkam, Kavaratti, Perumal par, Viringili Island and Minicoy, as per NITI Aayog.
India has approximately 1382 off-shore identified islands comprising 1093 islands and 289 rocky islets, which are part of the country’s rich unexplored resources with opulent biodiversity.
“The potential of these islands is still largely unexplored and untapped. The government of India intends to set a model in place for the holistic development of a few identified islands while preserving and maintaining the natural ecosystem and rich bio-diversity that each of them possesses,” NITI Aayog said.