Projects worth Rs 750 billion green flagged on Great Nicobar island
AVIATION & AIRPORTS

Projects worth Rs 750 billion green flagged on Great Nicobar island

A panel of the environment ministry approved the contentious 16,610-hectare project on Great Nicobar island. According to a report, the Rs 750 billion project will comprise the development of a greenfield international airport, an international container terminal, a township, and a power plant.

"The Indian Ocean Region in general and the Indian Ocean, in particular, has turned into a strategic hotspot in recent years. In response to the increasing strategic value of this IOR, a critical mass of development in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is necessary for strengthening India's regional presence", the report said.

In 1989, the island was designated as a biosphere reserve, and in 2013, it was included in UNESCO's man and biosphere project. According to the assessment, the projects will necessitate the removal of about 850,000 trees and the destruction of 12-20 hectares of mangrove forests. This will result in significant coral destruction and will claim approximately 298 hectares of seabed.

Also Read
Bengal CM inaugurates infra projects worth Rs 1K cr
Gadkari launches highway projects worth Rs 11.28 bn in MP

A panel of the environment ministry approved the contentious 16,610-hectare project on Great Nicobar island. According to a report, the Rs 750 billion project will comprise the development of a greenfield international airport, an international container terminal, a township, and a power plant. The Indian Ocean Region in general and the Indian Ocean, in particular, has turned into a strategic hotspot in recent years. In response to the increasing strategic value of this IOR, a critical mass of development in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is necessary for strengthening India's regional presence, the report said. In 1989, the island was designated as a biosphere reserve, and in 2013, it was included in UNESCO's man and biosphere project. According to the assessment, the projects will necessitate the removal of about 850,000 trees and the destruction of 12-20 hectares of mangrove forests. This will result in significant coral destruction and will claim approximately 298 hectares of seabed. Also Read Bengal CM inaugurates infra projects worth Rs 1K cr Gadkari launches highway projects worth Rs 11.28 bn in MP

Related Stories

Gold Stories

Hi There!

Now get regular updates from CW Magazine on WhatsApp!

Click on link below, message us with a simple hi, and SAVE our number

You will have subscribed to our Construction News on Whatsapp! Enjoy

+91 86574 75330

Join us Telegram

Reach out to us

Call us at +91 8108603000 or

Schedule a Call Back