Andaman and Nicobar to open up new islands to attract tourists

first_imgThe Administration of Andaman and Nicobar is undertaking aggressive measures to encourage tourism to the destination. This was informed by the Lt Governor, Lt. Gen A K Singh (Retd), during the 70th Independence Day celebration in the isles.Besides focusing on the infrastructure development in various sectors, with respect to tourism, the Administration is making efforts to develop and promote new tourist destinations. The views of the Administration have been submitted to the Government of India for proposed holistic tourism development of five silands namely Ross & Smith, Long Island, Havelock, Neil and Little Andaman. To speed up the process of development of more ecotourism sites, with focus on North and Middle Andaman, Administration has also moved a proposal under Swadesh Darshan/Coastal Circuit Scheme of Government of India. It has been accorded approval in-principle.The Administration is also encouraging ‘Homestays’ to create a product which will give tourists a unique experience of life of people and their history, art, culture and food. “We also remain committed to enhancing safety aspects for all tourism related activities,” the Lt. Governor added.The lush green forests and pristine beaches of these Islands have been attracting tourists in larger numbers. In order to give further boost to ecotourism, the Department is creating infrastructure at Long Island and also opening up new islands for promoting ecotourism for providing gainful employment to the youth living in and around the areas.Work on the Botanical garden is progressing as per schedule and the citizens and tourists alike will be able to avail this attraction soon, he said.last_img read more

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first_img – / 22 0 Comments   Share   “This to me is a guy who could really transcend into one of the top, all-around tight ends at some point in his career.”Niklas is the second Notre Dame player ever to be taken by the Cardinals since they moved to the Valley, joining wide receiver Michael Floyd (2012).Nephew of Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews, Niklas is the first tight end taken by Arizona since Rob Housler was picked by the organization in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft.The Los Angeles Times lineman of the year in 2010, the former Servite High School product transitioned to tight end before his sophomore season in South Bend.“I think it’ll help to let Coach [Arians] mold me in to the type he wants, instead of having to change me from something that I’ve already become,” Niklas said.Since the NFL merger, Niklas is the 10th Irish tight end to be taken in the first or second round of the draft. In attempt to give quarterback Carson Palmer yet another offensive weapon this offseason, the Arizona Cardinals used the No. 52 pick in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft on Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas.The 6-foot-7 Niklas played two years with the Irish and caught 37 balls for 573 yards and six touchdowns.“It’s been extremely hard to fight the tight end that’s a duel threat, can do both things and do them well,” Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said. “That’s what this guy is. There’s a few of those players left in the NFL, guys like Heath Miller and those sort of players. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories last_img read more