Thursday, October 24, 2019

ANIIDCO proposes to set up eco-tourism resorts in Long, Aves, Smith Island and Shaheed Dweep on PPP mode


Port Blair, Oct 16: Andaman and Nicobar Islands Integrated Development Corporation Limited (ANIIDCO) is a Government Undertaking of A&N Administration, incorporated under Companies Act, 1956. All the shares of the Corporation are owned by A&N Administration. ANIIDCO is managed by the Board of Directors nominated by the Lt. Governor. The annual turnover of the Corporation is Rs 379 crores for the year 2018-19.
ANIIDCO has contributed in sustainable development of the Islands since beginning through its entrepreneur action as follows:
ANIIDCO is operating seven IOC Retail Outlets at Junglighat, Mayabunder, Diglipur, Swaraj Dweep, Saheed Dweep, Hut Bay and Campbell Bay. ANIIDCO is also operating four Consumer Outlets in R.K. Pur, Little Andaman, Teressa, Katchal & Kamorta. ANIIDCO is in the process to open five new POL outlets at Baratang Island, Kadamtala, Billiground, Ferrargunj and Car Nicobar. 
ANIIDCO is running milk plant and sale milk and milk products at reasonable price after observing huge loss in the business.  ANIIDCO is collecting raw milk from the farmers of Shaheed Dweep and North & Middle Andaman after offering better price to enhance their livelihood and during the financial year 2018-19, 8,20,000  ltrs have been collected from the farmers.
ANIIDCO is operating Megapode Resort, Dolphin Resort, Hornbill Nest Resort, Waves Restaurant, Andaman Teal House and plans to operate other guest houses-Hawabill Nest at Shaheed Dweep, Hawksbill Nest at Rangat, Turtle Resort at Diglipur and V-Vet Guest House/Restaurant at Hut Bay through private sector participation.
ANIIDCO has rented out the Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex at Marina Park to promote water sports and tourism activities.  A five star world class beach resort is being operated through Private Partner Taj Group in Swaraj Dweep. ANIIDCO is an approved IATA Air Ticketing Agency and offering package tours to various parts of the islands.
ANIIDCO has been appointed as Project Management Agency for implementation of Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in A&N Islands under the aegis of Islands Development Agency (IDA) and supported by NITI Aayog. In the first phase, it is proposed to set up eco-tourism resort in Long, Aves, Smith Island and Shaheed Dweep on PPP mode. It is proposed to set up eco-tourism resorts having 220 rooms in Long Island, 120 rooms in Shaheed Dweep, 70 rooms in Smith Island and 50 rooms in Aves Island.  ANIIDCO is in the process of inviting bids for the projects.
In addition, 12 other projects have been identified for holistic development at Amkunj Beach, Rangat; Raman Baghicha Beach, Rangat; Karmatang Beach, Mayabunder; Kalipur Beach, Diglipur; Ramnagar Beach, Diglipur; Rutland island, South Andaman; North Bay, South Andaman; Goodwill Estate, Port Balir; Beodnabad; Flat Bay island near Chouldhari, South Andaman; Wright Myo Creek, Ferrargunj Tahsil and Buttler Bay & kalapather Beach at Little Andaman. NITI Aayog is in the process of appointing Consultant for implementation of the projects. These projects will boost the economy of these Islands and there will be paradigm shift in the profile in the hospitality industry in A&N Islands. 
ANIIDCO has been designated as a Financial Institution by Government of India. The C&F Division has provided financial assistance to industrial concerns for setting up technically and financially viable projects in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
ANIIDCO functions as the nodal agency for procurement and distribution of quality steel of SAIL to various Government Departments.  The General Public are also procuring quality steel at reasonable rate from ANIIDCO. 
ANIIDCO is supplying liquor throughout the Islands in 13 shops/outlets under exclusive licence from the A&N Administration.    
ANIIDCO has been appointed as nodal agency for setting up of Coconut & Coir Processing Project in the A&N Islands. Accordingly, ANIIDCO has appointed ITCOT Consultancy and Service Ltd., Chennai for preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for setting up of Coconut and Coir Processing cluster in A&N Islands. Based on the DPR, decision would be taken for setting up of Coconut and Coir Processing Cluster on PPP mode. 
Based on the decision of A&N Administration, ANIIDCO is exploring the possibility of procuring stone aggregates from outside A&N Islands. 
ANIIDCO is committed to continuously improving its social responsibilities to make positive impact on society. ANIIDCO intended to create a positive footprint within the society to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Islanders by continually aligning its CSR activities to promote education, health, sanitation facilities, skill development and Rural Development projects by spending at least 2% of its profit before tax for each financial year. ANIIDCO is also aligning its business activities to have direct and indirect impact on society.
Contribution made by ANIIDCO towards CSR activities during the last five years as follows:
Financial Year     Amount (Rs in lakh)
2015-16                          51.14
2016-17                         54.46
2017-18                         58.17
2018-19                         65.00
2019-20                         76.00 (projected)
During the financial year 2018-19, ANIIDCO also provided financial relief to stranded tourist at Swaraj Dweep, a communication from said.

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