Q.4)The Andaman and Nicobar islands have huge potential that is yet to be tapped. In this context, critically examine the Andaman and Nicobar Development Plan.

Why this question:

Recently, a plan named the Sustainable Development of Little Andaman Island Vision Document has been released by NITI Aayog.

Key demand of the question:

Multi- Sectoral potential that the Andaman and Nicobar Islands possess and the impact the A&N islands development plan will have on it.


Critically examine- Look in close detail and establish the key facts and important issues surrounding the topic. Try and offer reasons as to why the facts and issues identified are most important, as well as explain the different ways they could be construed.


Introduce the importance of islands for any country.


In the first part, write about the multi sectoral significance of A&N Islands- economic, cultural, ecological, etc.

In the next part, write about the A & N development plan, what it envisages to do and the threats it poses to the islands.


Conclude with a way forward.