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Reach of Central Government schemes in Andaman and Nicobar Islands has been very influential: PM Modi
For a self-reliant India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands also has a major role in the security and prosperity of the new India: PM
Andaman and Nicobar Islands will emerge as a hub of blue economy, port, maritime and start-ups in the coming years: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with Bharatiya Janata Party Karyakartas of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. During his interaction via video conferencing, the PM listened to the Party workers and talked at length about the Central Government’s development roadmap for Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Prime Minister Modi began his remarks by paying rich tributes to Veer Savarkar and Subhas Chandra Bose, who strengthened India’s freedom movement. He also recalled his visit to the Cellular Jail in 2018.

PM Modi applauded the Party workers for their efforts in battling against Coronavirus and encouraged them to keep on helping the people. Seva Hi Sangathan is our goal”, said PM Modi.

PM Modi listed out several development measures being undertaken in the Islands. The PM said that the reach of Central Government schemes in Andaman and Nicobar Islands has been very influential. “Connectivity with the rest of the country is being increased here. Efforts are on to better the air connectivity. Work has also started on the 300 km national highway. This will strengthen the infrastructure here. For the youth, higher education institutions have been developed”, PM Modi added.

The Prime Minister said that Andaman and Nicobar gave strength to India's independence movement and now this Islands have a special role in the development of the country. PM Modi remarked, “For a self-reliant India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands also has a major role in the security and prosperity of the new India. Realizing this, Island Development Agency was formed in 2017 itself. MSMEs and other industries are being encouraged in this entire area with the Industrial Development Scheme.”

The PM said that the Government’s aim is to strengthen the industries in the Islands such as the sea food, organic products and coconut-based products. He also added that 12 Islands of Andaman and Nicobar had been selected, where the High Impact Projects would be expanded.

In terms of Blue Economy and trade, the Prime Minster said that Andaman and Nicobar Islands is at strategic location. PM Modi remarked, “Andaman and Nicobar Islands is located at a very competitive distance from many ports including Chennai port, Kolkata port and Mongla port of Bangladesh. Freight movement through the sea is growing rapidly. The proposed trans-shipment hub with deep-water facilities would make Andaman and Nicobar a major centre of global maritime trade. Andaman and Nicobar Islands will emerge as a hub of blue economy, port, maritime and start-ups in the coming years.”

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Prime Minister participates in the first Outreach Session of G7 Summit
June 12, 2021
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit today.  

The session, titled ‘Building Back Stronger - Health’, focused on global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and on strengthening resilience against future pandemics. 

During the session, Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the support extended by the G7 and other guest countries during the recent wave of COVID infections in India. 

He highlighted India's ‘whole of society’ approach to fight the pandemic, synergising the efforts of all levels of the government, industry and civil society.   

He also explained India’s successful use of open source digital tools for contact tracing and vaccine management, and conveyed India's willingness to share its experience and expertise with other developing countries.

Prime Minister committed India's support for collective endeavours to improve global health governance. He sought the G7's support for the proposal moved at the WTO by India and South Africa, for a TRIPS waiver on COVID related technologies. 

Prime Minister Modi said that today's meeting should send out a message of "One Earth One Health" for the whole world. Calling for global unity, leadership, and solidarity to prevent future pandemics, Prime Minister emphasized the special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies in this regard. 

PM will participate in the final day of the G7 Summit tomorrow and will speak in two Sessions.