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India Proposes ₹3,600 Crore Upgrade Plan for Lakshadweep Islands to Boost Tourism

Lakshadweep: India unveils an ambitious ₹3,600-crore-plus infrastructure upgrade plan for Lakshadweep islands, signaling a concerted effort to bolster tourism and economic growth in the region. The comprehensive plan encompasses the development of port facilities, peripheral roads, and beachfront amenities across multiple islands.

Under the proposed initiative, port facilities are slated for enhancement at Androth, Kalpeni, and Kadamat islands, while beachfront and peripheral roads are set to be constructed at Kadamat Island (East), Agatti Island (East), and Kavaratti Island. These strategic developments aim to enhance accessibility and amenities, thereby enhancing the tourist experience and attracting visitors to the picturesque archipelago.

Funded through the Sagarmala scheme, which prioritizes port-led development initiatives, the infrastructure upgrade plan aims to leverage Lakshadweep’s natural beauty and geographical advantages to establish it as a prominent tourist destination. With 13 identified projects spanning the 36 islands, covering 32 square kilometers in total, the plan seeks to address the longstanding infrastructure deficiencies hindering the islands’ tourism potential.

Despite recent controversies surrounding proposed policy changes in Lakshadweep, the infrastructure upgrade plan underscores India’s commitment to harnessing the islands’ untapped potential. By offering world-class amenities and attractions, Lakshadweep aims to position itself as a viable alternative to popular tourist destinations like the Maldives, further diversifying India’s tourism landscape and stimulating economic growth and employment opportunities in the region.

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