Status: Setup in 2017, the Island Development Agency is implementing the ‘Holistic Development of Islands’ programme to develop 26 islands of Lakshadweep, and Andaman and Nicobar in two phases. The development projects include improved air, road and sea connectivity, IT infrastructure, green energy, desalination plants, waste management, promotion of fisheries, and tourism-based projects. Key finished projects include the Humphrey Strait Creek bridge, the new airport terminal building, and the undersea optical fibre cable. i ii iii iv