Investment Opportunities

The A & N Administration lays special emphasis on balanced growth of Industries without disturbing the fragile ecology of the Islands. The Industrial Policy of Islands aims at promoting value added Industries based on locally available raw materials for generation of employment opportunities. The Industrial growth in the last two decades has been very slow due to logistics problems, non-availability of raw materials and absence of local markets. Hence the Administration has proposed a number of facilities and incentives for investment promotion in A & N Islands to accelerate the industrial growth of this territory. For details regarding package of incentives for small and micro enterprise in A&N Islands,please visit

Uniqueness of the Islands as an Investment Destination

  • High literacy rate (81.29%).
  • Peaceful Environment with negligible Industrial dispute/law and order problem.
  • No Pollution.
  • Near to International Trade Corridor.
  • Vast marine potential.
  • Close knit /streamlined/compact Administration so clearance etc can be obtained in a timely fashion.

Thrust Area:

The Andaman and Nicobar Administration has identified the following sectors as thrust areas for overall development of the Islands:

  • Tourism
  • Information Technology Enabled Services
  • Wooden, Shell, Cane and Bamboo handicrafts.
  • High value Agricultural Products
  • Fisheries
  • Coir and Coir based Industries
  • Hydro Carbon Energy/ Non conventional Energy
  • Shipping Sectors including Transshipment ports, Bunkering facilities & Dry Dock
  • Service Industry