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Creation of a Lakshadweep Development Authority (LDA)

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  • May 25, 2021
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Creation of a Lakshadweep Development Authority (LDA)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -II – Polity and Governance 

In news

  • People of Lakshadweep are Discontent over the creation of a Lakshadweep Development Authority (LDA) by the new administrator Praful Khoda Patel.

Key takeaways

  • Mr Patel is the first political appointee as Administrator, a post mostly held by retired civil servants.
  • Islanders have pointed out that the legislation is out of sync with the social and environmental realities of the archipelago.
  • The creation of the Lakshadweep Development Authority (LDA) with extensive powers includes eviction of land owners. 
  • It is widely seen as being pushed by the real estate lobby and against the interest of the islanders.
  • Hundreds of islanders have written to the administrator demanding the withdrawal of the proposed Regulation. 
  • It includes provisions such as:
    1. orderly and progressive development of land in both urban and rural areas and to preserve and improve the amenities thereof;
    2. grant of permission to develop land and for other powers of control over the use of land;
    3. conferring additional powers in respect of the acquisition and development of land for planning.

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