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Source:  Lakshadweep, Indian Ocean Islands

 

LAKSHADWEEP TOURISM

Lakshadweep is one of the worlds most spectacular tropical island systems. The precious heritage of ecology and culture is supported by an extremely fragile ecosystem. Committed to the cause of Eco tourism Union Territory of Lakshadweep has consciously followed a middle path between tourism promotion and environmental conservation.

The Administration is carefully monitoring the environmental impact of coastal tourism and has taken steps to promote tourism in a way that is consistent with ecological concerns. As an effective strategy to avoid pressure on ecological environment, the efforts to promote tourism have been synchronized with the carrying capacity of the islands.!

 

the Following actions of the Administration reflect our commitment to 
ecology and sustainable tourism

   
 

1. Lakshadweep Tourism Department’s efforts to promote eco-friendly tourism were appreciated at international tourism Bourse held in Berlin, Germany 

2. Most of our tourist accommodation have thatched huts and tiled roof 

3. All the tourism properties have largely PVC solar streetlights. Tourists are encouraged to live in harmony with nature. 

4. Use of compact fluorescent lamps. 

5. Electric power supplied by solar plants during the day. 

6. The islanders are educated to adopt Eco friendly way like burning of coconut husks to tackle mosquito and pests instead of pesticide and protect the environment and ecology. 

7. Bio-mass gasifies is proposed to be set up at Kavaratti on an experimental basis to utilize coconut waste and eventually generate electricity at a cheaper rate and also save the environment from pollution. 

8. A film is shown to the tourist once they board the ship on way to Lakshadweep islands informing them about the island, its environment, the coral reefs and its management, the ban on picking up of corals, plastics etc. and ways to keep the islands clean and enjoy the beauty without disturbing or destroying it. 

9. Being a restricted area entry is allowed only after issue of permits and therefore the over crowding in the islands is easily taken care of. 

10. The boats, vessels and ships of Lakshadweep Administration especially of Lakshadweep tourism carry the names of Island territories having great ecological value. Some of the names are MV Thinnakara MT Suheli. Thinnakara and Suheli are uninhabited islands in Lakshadweep archipelago and are known for their outstanding beauty and bio-diversity. Naming the vessels as above carries the message of ecology for all the tourists as well as islanders. 

11. Fishing in Lakshadweep is carried out by poll and line method only. It is acknowledged all over the world that Pole and line method is most Eco friendly method of fishing of tuna in which only mother fishes are caught and young ones as also mother marine creatures are spared, which are unnecessarily destroyed in other fishing methods. 

12. Islanders are being trained in Scuba diving so that they not only know about marine wealth but also contribute in maintaining the ecology of the islands and works as eyes and ears of the Administration. 

13. Administration has initiated steps to document the bio-diversity of the Island with the help of M.S. Swaminathan foundation and local staff. 

14. Lakshadweep Building Development Board has been constituted to import and provide construction materials so that local does not collect it from the Island damage the ecology. 

 

More Details: Sustainable Tourism

 

Holiday Packages

Paradise Hut Kavaratti Island

Suheli Island excursion

Agatti Island Beach Resort

Kadmat Island Beach Resort

Samudram - Ship Tour




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