Andaman Chronicle

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NITI Ayog Constitutes Committee for Development of Little Andaman and Great Nicobar

Port Blair, Sept. 11: A committee under the chairmanship of Shri Vivek Rae, IAS (Retd) has been constituted by NITI AAYOG vide office memorandum no F.No.M-13050/2018-SP-IDA dated 06/08/2018 for holistic development Little Andaman and Great Nicobar Islands. 

The terms of reference (ToR) of the Committee are as below:-

i. To review constraints for utilization of existing revenue land in Little Andaman and Great Nicobar for development of infrastructure of strategic importance and for promotion of economic activity.

ii. To assess the development potential of the two Islands (Little Andaman and Great Nicobar) in a holistic manner, identify suitable area for development and propose development projects for the two Islands;

iii. To assess the possibility of identifying land for compensatory afforestation in Forest deficit States for freeing up area as may be required in sub-para ii above.

iv. To recommend a road map for harnessing the development potential of these two Islands based on recommendations in sub-para i-ii above;

The said committee is scheduled to visit these Islands from 11/09/2018 to16/09/2018 and proposes to hold consultation on Terms of reference with various NGOs, ACCI and other stake holders on 14/09/2018 from 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm at Conference Hall DC Office , South Andaman.

The committee would be meeting the PRI members/ public representatives/general public of Little Andaman & Great Nicobar during its field visit to the Islands (i.e Little Andaman & Great Nicobar), therefore they need not come for the above said discussion/ consultation. 

In this regard the interested organisations and Stake Holders in these Islands are invited for the meeting to put forth their valuable suggestions for the considerations of the Committee on the Terms and References mentioned above.