Lakshadweep Islands

Lakshadweep Islands mind map
Recent News:
January 2024:
PM Modi's visit:
Inauguration and laying foundation:
Projects worth Rs 1,150 crore
In Kavaratti
Kochi-Lakshadweep Islands:
Submarine Optical Fiber Connection:
Cost: Rs 1,150 crore
Purpose: High-speed wireline broadband
Connectivity: 11 Lakshadweep Islands
Impact: Increase internet speed
Funded by: USOF, DOT
Executing Agency: BSNL
Low Temperature Thermal Desalination plant:
Location: Kadmat
Production: 1.5 lakh litres daily
Functional Household Tap Connections:
Islands: Agatti and Minicoy
Solar power plant:
Location: Kavaratti
Primary healthcare facility:
Renovation: Kalpeni
Model Anganwadi centres:
Construction: 5 islands
From: Cochin International Airport
To: Agatti Island
Frequency: Six days a week
Sea route:
Passenger ships: Six
Between: Cochin and Lakshadweep
Entry Permit:
Requirement: For visiting islands
Process: Clearance certificate, ID, photos
Fee: Rs 50
Duration: 10-15 days
Tourism Potential:
Fragile ecology
Development strategy:
Harmony with economy
Overall development
Boost tourism
High-speed internet
Infrastructure development
Water resources management
Healthcare improvement
Educational initiatives
Lakshadweep Islands
Narendra Modi: Prime Minister of India
Praful Patel: Administrator of Lakshadweep
Government initiatives
Public-private partnerships
Technology and infrastructure investments
Improved connectivity
Enhanced public services
Potential logistics hub
Ecological fragility
Sustaining tourist boom
Way Forward
Ecologically sustainable tourism
Global connectivity expansion
Infrastructure strengthening

In January 2024, the Lakshadweep Islands witnessed significant developments led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, focusing on overall development and boosting tourism. Key initiatives included inaugurating projects worth Rs 1,150 crore in Kavaratti and establishing the Kochi-Lakshadweep Islands Submarine Optical Fiber Connection for high-speed internet. The project aims to connect 11 Lakshadweep Islands, improving internet speed and enhancing public services like healthcare, education, and digital banking. Additionally, infrastructural developments such as a desalination plant, tap connections, a solar power plant, and healthcare facilities were initiated. The focus remains on balancing ecological sustainability with economic growth in this fragile archipelago.

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