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Modi to chair meeting on island development soon

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Narendra Modi

Sanjeeb Mukherjee  |  New Delhi 

The NITI Aayog has called a high-level meeting to discuss various proposals to tap the economic and tourism potential of islands that surround India's coastline. Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi is expected to chair the meeting, slated soon.

Of the 1,300-odd islands that surround India, the Aayog has identified 10 in Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshwadeep for holistic development. The Aayog in a presentation made to the Prime Minister said it formed five inter-ministerial groups to identify islands. Of the list of 20 islands, the Aayog picked 10 that can be taken up in the first phase to ...

First Published: Sat, August 27 2016. 22:07 IST
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