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Andaman and Nicobar to be a maritime hub 

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  • August 11, 2020
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Andaman and Nicobar to be a maritime hub 

Part of: GS Mains III – Infrastructure; Defence; Security 

Context: 

  • PM said that Andaman and Nicobar islands region was going to be developed as a “maritime and start-up hub” and highlighted his government’s development initiatives for it. 
  • PM to inaugurate a submarine optical fibre cable between Chennai and islands   

Benefits: 

  • It helps to turn the islands “digitally independent”. 
  • 12 islands of the archipelago have been selected for high­-impact projects with an emphasis on boosting trade of sea­-based, organic and coconut-­based products of the region. 
  • It helps the group of islands become an important centre of blue economy. 

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