Technologies for Development of Island community


The problems associated with the islands are reduction in forest cover, population increase, generation of domestic waste, reduction in fishery production, tourism development, etc. In this regard, the islands should be improved at least in three major issues like food, energy and water. This implies self-sufficiency in these issues in an eco friendly manner. All technologies developed / developing in NIOT can be put together in an Indian Island to enhance our knowledge in these fields and create a model community.

a) Objectives:

  1. To develop an island community with the following activities.
  2. Desalination plants for water supply to the island community
  3. Renewable energy units
  4. Development of sea cages of various sizes and shapes to suit islands.
  5. Formulation of quality feed to support the offshore fin fish farming.
  6. Increase of demersal fisheries through emplacement of artificial reefs.
  7. Production of bio crude and bio fuel marine microalgae and macro algae.
  8. To increasing species diversity or in conserving a unique habitat intact for future generations.

b) Participating institution:

National Institute Of Ocean Technology, Chennai

c) Implementation Plan:

An island suitable for establishing these facilities will be identified. As this is a programme of societal importance, local population and authorities will be involved in planning, and establishing, running and maintaining the facilities.

Wherever required, it is proposed to work in collaboration with academic institutes, research and development organizations, industries and international organizations.

d) Deliverables:

A model island community

e) Budget : 70 crores

(Rs. In crores)

Budget Requirement
Name of the program 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Total
Technologies for development of Island community 11 16 17 16 10 70


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