Quality and Quantity Management Through Most Modern Techniques and Human Resource Development

It is proposed to construct  staff quarters in all Islands & transit accommodation at, Agatti, Andrott, Kalpeni, Kozhikode and Mangalore.
Provided Rs.3 Crore to Lakshadweep Building Development Board (LBDB) as grant in aid

LBDB supplies building materials at the rate prevailing in mainland and bears the cost of transportation from mainland to Island.

During the five year plan an amount of Rs 24500 Lakh is allocated under Housing sector. In the current annual plan an amount of Rs 1500 is proposed under this sector.
—Cost of construction of quarters is Rs.46,500/ per sqm
—The construction of Transit Accommodation at Kochi is already completed and put into use (2015).
—Construction of Transit Accommodation at Calicut is completed and Inaugurated
—Construction of Transit Accommodation at Kalpeni is nearing completion except electrification.
—Land is not made available for the Construction of Transit Accommodation at Agatti & Andrott
RESIDENTIAL QUARTERS CONSTRUCTED IN ISLANDS AS ON 31.10.2016
Sl.No Name of Island Quarters (Nos)
1

Kavaratti

563

2

Agatti

90

3

Andrott

118

4

Kalpeni

121

5

Minicoy

280

6

Amini

122

7

Kadmat

114

8

Kiltan

69

9

Chetlat

75

10

Bitra

18

11

Kochi

72

Total 1642
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•It is Proposed to construct basic infrastructures like Civil Station, UT Guest House, Public stage, Rice Godown , LPG Godown, etc in all islands.

• Proposed to carryout beautifications of the islands by constructing the facilities like Children Parks, etc.
•During the Five Year Plan (2012-17) an amount of allocated Rs 12300 lakhs.
In the current Annual plan (2016-17) an amount of Rs 2800 lakhs is proposed  under this sector

 

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  • The only natural sources of water is ground water.
  • There are no surface water sources like stream and river in islands. A limited quantity of water is available as groundwater for the utilization by the local population.
  • Total population is 64,473 as per 2011 census, The total requirement of the water to cater to the present population of the UT is more than 26 lakhs litres per day @ 40 lpcd (litres per capita per day)
  • Two feasible options
  •   1. Rain water harvesting tanks.

      2. Desalination Plants.

  • The Administration has been constructing Rain Water Harvesting Tanks at the Government/Private buildings to harvest rainwater. 4457 numbers of rain water harvesting structures are constructed so far.
  • —National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) Chennai had established the Low Temperature Thermal Desalination Plant (LTTD), one Lakh litre per day capacity, at Kavaratti on 23rd May 2005 to supply potable water to the islanders.
    Encouraged by the success of LTTD Plant at Kavaratti, Lakshadweep Administration took up the proposal to establish similar plants in other islands also. Two similar plants at Minicoy (April 2011) & Agatti (July 2011) installed and approval for the remaining 6 islands is in advanced stage.
    —Reply to the clarification sought by the SFC held at New Delhi on 13/07/2016 is submitted on 19.10.2016
    §Established 9 water quality testing laboratories in 9 islands to monitor the quality regularly. (Except Bitra)
    §Proposal submitted to the Ministry to strengthen the water quality testing laboratory Kavaratti to state level.
    During the current Five Year Plan (12th ) An amount of Rs.7400 Lakh is allocated In the current annual plan (2016-17) Rs.500  Lakh is proposed
    No of RAIN WATER TANKS CONSTRUCTED IN ISLANDS AS ON 31.03.2016
    Sl.No Name of Island

    No of Rain Water Tanks

    1

    Kavaratti

    645

    2

    Agatti

    721

    3

    Andrott

    299

    4

    Kalpeni

    474

    5

    Minicoy

    648

    6

    Amini

    459

    7

    Kadmat

    380

    8

    Kiltan

    362

    9

    Chetlat

    359

    10

    Bitra

    110

    11

    Kochi

    0

    Total 1642
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  • §Lakshadweep has got a total shore length of 132 km .
  • §The Union Ministry of Water Recourses had constituted a team of experts in 1986 to suggest low cost pilot schemes to combat erosion at Lakshadweep and the committee had suggested following pilot schemes.

            Scheme No.1. Sand filled coir bags.

            Scheme No.1  Hollow Concrete Blocks

            Scheme No.1Netted stones or Gabions

            Scheme No.1Using Tetrapodes.

  • §73.997 Km is protected so far with the pilot     scheme  suggested by Central Water Power  Research      Station(CWPRS).  
  • §The pilot schemes adopted by the administration is effective but this shore protection measures has lead to the concrete jungle on the beaches and made it ugly.
  • §The Administration requested the Ministry of Water resources to carry out a feasibility study whether the method adopted in Maldives (Off shore protection) is suitable for Lakshadweep.
  •  A Committee was constituted by Central water commission to review the scheme
  • §The team visited Lakshadweep Islands during 16th to 20th April 2013 and submitted the report.
  • §All the previous studies related to the Anti sea erosion works of Lakshadweep were taken into account by the expert team while preparing the report and recommended the following.

      a).The Central Water & power Research Station (CW&PRS) may take   up   the work of review of the design presently adopted for on –shore   protection   works and recommend changes if any.

      b).LPWD may continue with the present design for shore protection of the   critical reaches at various Islands which needs immediate attention till the   time the design is reviewed    .

  • The CWPRS requested the administration to deposit Rs. 18,00,500/ towards study on  17th September 2013.
  • §The administration deposited Rs. 18, 00,500/ with CWPRS on 28th January  2014.
  • §The officers from CWPRS shri. B.R. Tyade and Shri. S.P. Jagthap visited  Kavaratti during 15th to 17th July 2014.
  • The Central Water & power Research Station (CW&PRS) has requested to submit  field data.
  • Lakshadweep Administration had requested the WAPCOS Ltd / CESS Trivandrum to collect the said details.
  • §Joint meeting of CWPRS , NCESS & LPWD was held at kochi on 21.06.2016 and requested  NCESS to provide the required data.
  • All the shore protection works have been stopped now in view of Minutes of  the meeting held on 07 May 2015 in the Ministry of Environment & Forest, New Delhi (F.No.33-1/2015-SICOM dated 07.05.2015)

  • The cost of  carrying out Anti sea erosion work -  27,300  Per Metre
  • §During the five year plan an amount of Rs 3200 Lakh is allocated. In the current annual plan an amount of Rs 100 Lakh is proposed under this sector.
    ANTI SEA EROSION WORK IN ISLANDS AS ON 31.10.2016.
    Sl.No Name of Island ASE(KM)
    1

    Kavaratti

    563

    2

    Agatti

    11.622

    3

    Andrott

    8.177

    4

    Kalpeni

    10.416

    5

    Minicoy

    5.154

    6

    Amini

    79.87

    7

    Kadmat

    10.153

    8

    Kiltan

    5.683

    9

    Chetlat

    3.400

    10

    Bitra

    7.81

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  • Kavaratti island selected under AMRUT
  • An amount 66 Lakh is sanctioned to Lakshadweep for the year 2015-16
  • The Ministry of Urban development approved State Annual Action plan(SAAP) for  the year 2015-16 and 2016-17
  • An Amount of Rs. 14 lakhs releases as first installment for the project for the year 2015-16
  • Proposals under AMRUT Mission (2016-2020)

    Water supply sector
    It is proposed to construct 255 Nos of Rain water Harvesting Tanks
    Urban Transport
    It is proposed to provide 2 Nos of Battery operated Vehicle
    Parks and Green Spaces

    It is proposed to provide inter locking pathway in one park and provide fountain and play equipments in parks

     

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