Print Friendly, PDF & Email

The draft legislation of reforms in Lakshadweep with the aim of transforming Lakshadweep into a renowned international tourist destination bags stringent criticism. Comment.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3. The draft legislation of reforms in Lakshadweep with the aim of transforming Lakshadweep into a renowned international tourist destination bags stringent criticism. Comment. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The article highlights the issues with development model sought to be pursued in Lakshadweep.

Key Demand of the question:

One is expected to critically analyse the suitability of Maldives model of development for the Lakshadweep.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with brief background of Lakshadweep.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

Explain the issues with following Maldives model for development of Lakshadweep. Recently, the Administrator, Lakshadweep, introduced a slew of draft legislation that will have a wide-ranging impact on the islands.

One such legislation is the Lakshadweep Development Authority Regulation 2021 with intentions to develop Lakshadweep like neighboring Maldives, “a renowned international tourist destination”.

Rejecting the Maldives model, the plan for Lakshadweep required that the industry had to be people-centric and enrich the fragile coral ecology.

Today, long lines and refrigeration have aided the expansion of the fishing sector but income disparities have grown.

Conclusion:

Conclude that what Lakshadweep needs is a clear policy must include conservation and natural resource management arrived at after wide consultation, eminently possible within the existing infrastructure of the Union Territory, and also taking into account climatic compulsions.