Island Development Agency

set up in 2017 for development of India islands under an initiative of NITI Aayog

Tuna Farming

Huge potential for tuna fishing in Minicoy Island; Development of tuna processing plant through PPP

Green Energy

Solar projects with capacity of over 12 MW have been planned for Lakshadweep to ensure power supply surplus


10 modern shipping vessels proposed to improve trade and connectivity between the islands and the mainland

Fiscal Incentives

Incentives as contained in Industrial Policy for North East (NEIDS, 2017) could be extended to Lakshadweep

Food Processing

The Islands have a high presence of food products, beverage manufacturing MSME units.


The Islands have a high presence of coconut and wood-based products manufacturing MSME units.

Ministry of Tourism

+91-4896-263649; 262105

Visit Website

Lakshadweep, the group of 36 islands is known for its exotic and sun-kissed beaches and lush green landscape.

Island Development Agency



is spearhIDA is spearheading development of the islands under an initiative of NITI Aayog. Three tourism projects in Lakshadweep have been identified for issue of bids.eading development of the islands under an initiative of NITI Aayog.

Key Growth Sectors

Here are the leading sectors with opportunities for foreign investors

Key Investors

Investment Opportunities


Proposed greenfield airport to improve connectivity with Minicoy.

Smart Cities Mission

for which Kavaratti is the city identified in the Lakshadweep Islands

Thermal Energy

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) project coming up in Kavaratti


3 projects in Kadmat, Minicoy, Suheli; 2 water villa projects in Minicoy, Suheli

Action Plan

Action plans being prepared for another five Islands – Kalpeni, Kadamat, Agatti, Chetlat, Bitra


Stakeholders in ecotourism are being invited to invest in Lakshadweep.

State Attractions


India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive, and capital establishments


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