Rising sea temperatures pose a threat to coral reefs
Study analysing data of sea surface temperatures since 1982 finds that three mass bleaching events impacted five major Indian coral reefs. Posted on 25 Sep, 2019 07:21 PM

Bengaluru, September 24 (India Science Wire): The Indian coastline is home to an ancient and diverse coral reef system that provides natural habitat for diverse marine underwater ecosystem.

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Indian islands declared 'hope spots'
Policy matters this week: IUCN declares Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep as 'hope spots', CWPRS plans to channelise the Beas and NGT tells Assam to protect Kaziranga animals. Posted on 05 Nov, 2013 03:59 PM

Indian Ocean's "hope spots"

Coral reefs at Havelock, Andaman Source: Wikipedia
Coastal Regulation Zone (2011) Notification, Island Protection Zone (2011) Notification and Traditional Coastal and Marine Fisherfolk (Protection of Rights) Act (2009) by the Ministry of Environment and Forests
For the first time an Island Protection Zone Notification (2011) is being notified and published covering Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep. Posted on 11 Feb, 2011 09:22 PM

The Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification of 1991 has been replaced recently in January 2011 by the latest CRZ notification of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF).

Approach paper on water quality issues in islands – Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep by Central Ground Water Board
Assessing the water quality of the two big Indian Islands, detailing basic information pertaining to each group of islands separately. Posted on 10 Dec, 2010 09:18 PM

This approach paper by the CGWB on water quality issues in islands  (Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep) includes a detailed and comprehensive account of the basic information pertaining to each group of islands separately such as administrative set-up, population, climate and also the technical aspects like geomorphology, geological and hydrogeological conditions.

Feasibility of groundwater withdrawal in coral island (Lakshadweep)- a paper in hydrological sciences
The study published in hydrological sciences assesses the impact of additional groundwater pumping on various hydrogeological parameters Posted on 19 May, 2009 11:45 AM

Groundwater on a small coral island occurs in the form of a lens floating on saline water. The freshwater lens is highly sensitive to various stresses such as pumping, sea tide, etc. Since groundwater is the only source of freshwater on the island, it is not only being utilized for various purposes but also there are growing demands for increased pumping.