Lakshadweep Development Authority Regulation of 2021

The proposed Draft Lakshadweep Development Authority Regulation, 2021 aims to create Lakshadweep Development Authority (LDA) that empowers the government to set up planning and development authorities to develop areas that are found to be having “bad layout or obsolete development”. The LDA would consist of a government-appointed Chairman, a town-planning officer and three expert government nominees along with two local authority representatives.

It is being opposed by the locals as being a means for the government authorities to forcefully evict those holding small private properties. The majority of these owners are from Scheduled Tribes. It is also seen as a threat to culture and ecology of the Lakshadweep.

Written by IAS POINT

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