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Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Development Report

by Planning Commission Government of India

Publisher: Planning Commission Government of India/Academic Foundation

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The Planning Commission has decided to prepare State Development Reports (SDRs) for all States and Union Territories of India. The objective in bringing out these reports is to provide a credible independent quality reference document on the development profile, set out strategies for accelerating the growth rate of States, lessen disparities and reduce poverty. The SDR is meant to discuss the constraints and challenges faced by a State and provide a vision, blueprint or a roadmap for its socioeconomic progress. Each SDR is being prepared with the assistance of reputed national-level agencies, under the supervision of a core committee, headed by a Member of the Planning Commission, and including a senior representative of the State Government. The publication of the Maharashtra Development Report follows the recently published SDRs of Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh, while SDRs of many other States and Union Territories of India are under various stages of preparation. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands Development Report highlights issues related to the development priorities of the islands and the road ahead in health, education, tribal development, environment, agriculture, ports, shipping and air connectivity. The report suggests a long-term plan to restore the livelihoods, adversity affected by the Tsunami in December 2004. It is expected to serve as a useful reference material and stimulate informed debate on the policy issues faced by the Union Territory. CONTENTS IN DETAIL : The Core Committee. Message from Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission. Foreword from Member, Planning Commission. List of Tables and Annexures Introduction. 1. Development of Andaman Nicobar Islands: A Profile and Emerging Issues Introduction Area and Location Climate Demography Natural Resources Income Level and Growth in the UT Infrastructure Growth of Co-operatives Growth of Small Scale Industrial Units (SSIs) Growth of Registered Factories Growth in Enterprises in Service Sector Meager Resources of the UT Carrying Capacity of the UT Emerging Issues Directions for Development of UT 2. Financial Position and Outlook Trends in Receipts and Expenditure Structure of Expenditure Status of Local Bodies Resource Mobilisation Expenditure Control Institutional Framework Revenue and Expenditure Projections for the Tenth Five-year Plan Main Findings and Conclusions 3. Infrastructure: An Assessment Introduction New Approaches to the Provision of Infrastructure Roads and Bridges Inter-island Connectivity Civil Aviation Urban and Rural Water Supply Housing 4. Shipping and Maritime Services. Introduction Present Status and Major Concerns Development of Allied Sectors related to Maritime Transportation Services Air Services between Mainland and ANI Comparison of Shipping Costs per pax with Costs of Air Services Summary of Main Proposals 5. Biodiversity and Environment Protection ANI in Human Development Map of India Education Health and Family Welfare Nutrition 6. Issues in Tribal Development. Introduction The Aborigines The Nicobarese Conservation and Development of Scheduled of Tribes (STs) Health and Education Empowerment of Tribals and Systems of Governance Poverty Alleviation Tribal Sub-Plans (TSP) Some Concerns Some Measures for Improving the Tribal Development Programmes 7. Agriculture and Animal Husbandry. Agriculture Status of Agriculture Strategies for Improvement Low Input—Low Volume—high Value Organic Agriculture Specific Suggestions for Identified Crops Post-Tsunami Scenario Animal Husbandry and Dairy Measures of Reclamation of Agricultural Land Livestock: Status Strategy for Development 8. Fisheries and Sea Food Industry. Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats Potential and Current Exploitation Capture Fisheries Pelagic Demersal Deep Sea/oceanic Fisheries Strategy for Development Coastal Fisheries Upgradation/Replacement of Traditional Crafts with Motorised Boats Construction of Mechanised Boats Deep-Sea/oceanic Fisheries Promotion of Private Long Liners/Purse Seiners Commissioning of Collector Vessels Ecolabelling Fisheries Regulation Infrastructure Capacity Building Improving the Socioeconomic Status of Fishermen and Strengthening Fishermen Co-operatives Potential for Mariculture in ANI Strategy for Development of Sea Food Industry Seafood Processing Summing Up Recommendations 9. Small-scale, Village and Forest Based Industries. Organisational Set-up, Industrial Policy and Infrastructure in ANI Contribution of Secondary Sector to GSDP Issues The Way Ahead Bamboo based Industry Handicrafts and Village Industries 10. Biodiversity Conservation and Forest Management. Introduction Forest Management: An Overview Management Units in the Current Working Plans Future Strategies of Forest Management Management of Mangroves Cane and Bamboo Development Application of GIS in Forestry Sector 11. Tourism in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Introduction Tourism Policy in ANI Tourism Industry and Tourism Economy Tourism in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands Challenges for Tourism Development in ANI Additional Issues in Tourism Development Summary 12. Manpower Planning and Employment. Employment and Population Dynamics Trends in Employment Trends in Labour Productivity Issues Measures to Improve Employment Situation Measures to Improve Labour Productivity Employment Generation: Some Projections 13. Disaster Management. Where Do We Stand? The Coastal Regulation Zones, 1991 Disaster Management/Plan/Strategy/Mechanism in ANI Suggestions

Details of the book

Book :
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Development Report
Book ID :
43941
Author :
Planning Commission Government of India
ISBN 13 :
9788171886524
Year of Publication :
2008
Publisher :
Planning Commission Government of India/Academic Foundation
Binding :
Softcover
Pages :
248
Weight :
1 kg

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