The Great Nicobar Island to Get Hybrid Solar Power Plant: Union Minister, L Murugan


Union Minister L Murugan said that a trans-shipment hub, a greenfield international airport, a township and a diesel/solar power plant have been planned as part of the proposed mega infrastructure project on the Great Nicobar Island.


He said that the central government has invested Rs 30,000 crore in the development of Andaman Islands and Nicobar Islands in the past eight years. More than Rs 10,000 crore is also in the pipeline.


“In the last eight years, our government has invested more than Rs 30,000 crore for development of the islands, and as you all know investments worth Rs 10,000 crore are in the pipeline. This will not only generate a lot of employment opportunities for the local youths, but also boost the economy of this place,” he said.


“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we are committed to the development of Andaman and Nicobar Islands,” Murugan, the MoS for Information & Broadcasting, told reporters on Sunday.

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Minister was pleased with the execution of central projects by local administrations.

“Nearly 62,000 water connections have been provided and more than 95 per cent work for 1,338 houses under the PM Awas Yojana is complete,” he said.

The Union territory has close to 15,500 beneficiaries under the PM Kisan scheme, Murugan said. In the aviation sector, around Rs 710 crore is being invested in the islands, he added.

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