Endless variety of exotic flora and fauna

With over 86% of the area under tropical rainforests, Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer attractive opportunities for the wood-based industries. 

Located in the Indian Ocean, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of 572 islands lying in the South-Eastern part of the Bay of Bengal. The Islands are located in close proximity to Indonesia and Thailand. They are well connected with the rest of the world with the presence of 23 ports and an international airport in the capital city of Port Blair. The long coastline of 1,962 km provides huge opportunities for investments in marine-based industries, and cruise tourism which is currently at a nascent stage in India.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands have a total cropped area of over 16,500 ha, with major crops including coconut, paddy, banana and areca nut. The Islands provide opportunities for handicrafts industries due to high demand from the visiting tourists. The Islands also promote IT/ ITeS-based industries and offer various incentives under its dedicated sector policy. The Islands are home to 2,400 MSME units.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a major tourist attraction with several beaches that offer water sporting and adventure activities such as snorkelling and scuba diving. The coastal belt surrounding these Islands is the abode of one of the richest coral reef ecosystems in the world.

fish stock

Annual exploitable marine fish stock of over 240,000 tonnes


Recorded tourist arrivals of over 515,000 during 2019


Presence of over 240 wood-based industries


Urbanisation Rate

Females/ 1000 Males

Female/Male Ratio

Male/Female Ratio


69% of Andaman and Nicobar Islands' population is in the working age group of 15-59 years.

The total population of the Islands is more than 380,000.


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