Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) Islands are a union territory comprising of 836 islands, 38 of which are inhabited. The two group of islands are in the Bay of Bengal, separated from Thailand and Myanmar by the Andaman Sea. The islands are also closely located to Indonesia.

The islands’ economy is largely agrarian producing coconut, areca nut, and a variety of fruits and vegetables. Fishing is also an important source of livelihood. The A&N Islands are popular with tourists due to their sparsely populated beaches, scenic forests, and lush greenery.

The A&N Islands play an important role strategically in the security and surveillance of the Indo-Pacific region. The islands have also been the sight of recent Japanese investments in infrastructure, including $36 million to install a battery energy storage system on the island of South Andaman to utilize renewable energy and stabilize the energy supply.

State Summary

  • Size
    3185 sq. miles
  • Population
    .38 million
  • State GDP
    1.2 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    N/A
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    0
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    1
  • Party Affiliation
    N/A
Boat Island in the Andaman Islands, a remote Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. (Photo by Hari KUMAR / AFP via Getty Images)
A group of Indian tourists cross a narrow water channel as others enjoy a sea view in Port Blair, 06 September 2007. (DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP via Getty Images)
Left: Boat Island in the Andaman Islands, a remote Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. (Photo by Hari KUMAR / AFP via Getty Images)
Right: A group of Indian tourists cross a narrow water channel as others enjoy a sea view in Port Blair, 06 September 2007. (DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP via Getty Images)
Energy

Energy

India faces a complex energy challenge: it needs cheap and abundant energy to power high economic growth and lift its citizens into the middle class. But it also hopes to keep its commitments to the U.N. Climate Change Convention and achieve energy independence. India’s states have the resources to generate the energy India needs, but they take different approaches to fostering the growth of the industry. This section allows you to explore energy news from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s energy sector.

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Health

Health

While India’s healthcare system is expansive in terms of the number of beneficiaries covered, inequalities in access to high-quality yet affordable care continue to plague delivery systems and push citizens towards the more unregulated private sector. Similarly, while India’s National Health Policy of 2017 promises to reform this system, the responsibility to institute those reforms falls to the states who each have their own unique challenges and opportunities to meet the healthcare needs of their people. This section allows you to explore emerging healthcare policies and news covering new initiatives from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s healthcare sector.

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