Lakshadweep Islands


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Lakshadweep Islands

(lækˈʃædwiːp)
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(Placename) a group of 26 coral islands and reefs in the Arabian Sea, off the SW coast of India: a union territory of India since 1956. Administrative centre: Kavaratti Island. Pop: 60 595 (2001). Area: 28 sq km (11 sq miles). Former name (until 1973): Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi Islands
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The Minister further stated that the Central Financial Assistance of 30% of the benchmark cost is provided for general category States/UTs and 70% for special category States/UTs including Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep Islands in the country to defined categories including domestic houses.
The DGLL has invited Request for Qualifications from prospective and potential developers of eight lighthouses at Kanhoji Angre and Sunk Rock off the Mumbai coast, Aguada in Goa, Kadalur Point at Thikkodi in Kerala, Minicoy in Lakshadweep Islands, Mahabalipuram and Kanyakumari-Muttom in Tamil Nadu and Chandrabhaga in Odisha.
There are 13 states including Union Territories -- West Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Daman & Diu, Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands -- located on the two small Fishermen, made improvement community.
New Delhi, June 28 ( ANI ): The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to the proposal for continuation of helicopter services by Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) for inter-island connectivity in the Lakshadweep Islands for a further period of five years with effect from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2017.
Their fishing boat was sailing through the Arabian Sea due to the threat of Somalian pirates when they were taken into custody and taken to Lakshadweep Islands and handed over to police, the petitioner said.
The success of the mission in Kerala has prompted the government to launch similar examinations in the Lakshadweep Islands.
The Assa has been anchored near the Lakshadweep Islands off India's west coast.
Similar survey carried out in Lakshadweep islands, Indian Ocean during November/December 2006, which experienced chikungunya, revealed the predominance of Ae.
The radar sensors will be fitted on light houses at 46 locations, out of which 36 are in mainland, six in Lakshadweep Islands and four in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
According to Karan Anand, Head, Relationships and Marketing of Cox & Kings India, some of the most soughtafter emerging destinations are Cherrapunji, Kaziranga and Tawang in the North-east, Agatti in the Lakshadweep islands and the Little Rann in Gujarat.
This small working port is dusty, rusty and oily, with a fishing fleet, a few ferries to the Lakshadweep islands, and a handful of coasters.
New firm Indian Ocean Cruises will run trips to the uninhabited atolls and lagoons of the Lakshadweep Islands.