HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT OF GREAT NICOBAR ISLAND AND CONCERNS OF SHOMPENS

by admin | May 21, 2024 12:10 pm

Great Nicobar is the southernmost island of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. It is the largest of the Nicobar group of islands, spanning 921 km. Indira Point, on the southern tip of this island, is India’s southernmost point.

Great Nicobar is home to the Shompens and Nicobarese tribal peoples. The Shompens are one of the least studied Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups in India.

Shompens live in Galathea, Alexandria, Dagmar, and Jubilee River basins, and the sea coasts. They tend to avoid contact with outsiders. Their environment is so challenging that few people enter their densely forested habitat.

In 1954, the President promulgated the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Protection of Aboriginal Tribes Regulation Act, 1956. This prohibits travel to the island, and any approach closer than 5 nautical miles (9.3 km), to protect the remaining tribal community from ‘mainland’ infectious diseases against which they likely have no acquired immunity.

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