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Times Face-off: What’s at stake for Lakshadweep? | India News – Times of India

The Lakshadweep issue has gone beyond the environment vs development debate. Here’s a look at what’s at stake for this unique UT.
FOR: Aim is to put Lakshadweep on the global tourism map like Maldives
S Asker Ali, District Collector, Lakshadweep
A few hundred miles away from Lakshadweep is Maldives. But though the two archipelagos have a lot in common in terms of topography, one has emerged as a great tourism destination globally, while Lakshadweep is nowhere on
the world tourism map. The reason is that it has negligible facilities for tourists.
It is in this backdrop that we should see the activities that the administration of Lakshadweep has launched for the prosperity and bright future of all its citizens especially fishermen, women and the youth of the Union Territory, who are being left behind in the race for development. However, the people whose vested interests are hit by the administration’s development works are propagating a misinformation campaign against the…

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