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.
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 ForestsPosted 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 BoardPosted 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 sciencesPosted 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.