Union Minister, Mr. L Murugan recently spoke about the government’s investments for the development of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, with INR 30,000 crore already invested in the last eight years and INR 10,000 crore planned for future investment. The minister shared that nearly 62,000 water connections have been provided and more than 95 per cent work for 1,338 houses under the PM Awas Yojana is complete.
In a recent press conference at Port Blair, Union Minister L Murugan shared the government’s large-scale investments towards the Andaman and Nicobar Islands’ development, as part of the proposed mega infrastructure project on the Great Nicobar Island. The MoS for Information and Broadcasting said that the government has invested INR 30,000 crore in the last eight years in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, with investments of over INR 10,000 crore in the pipeline. A transshipment hub, a greenfield international airport, a township and a diesel/solar power plant have been planned as part of the proposed mega infrastructure project on the Great Nicobar Island.
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The minister expressed satisfaction with the implementation of central projects by the local administration, sharing that nearly 62,000 water connections have been provided and more than 95 per cent work for 1,338 houses under the PM Awas Yojana is complete Mr. Murugan stated that the development in Andaman and Nicobar Islands will not only generate a lot of employment opportunities for the local youths, but will also boost the economy of this place. “Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we are committed to the development of Andaman and Nicobar Islands,” he said.