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Lakshadweep

(ləkshäd`wēp'), union territory (2001 provisional pop. 60,595), 11 sq mi (28 sq km), SW India, consisting of the Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi islands in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Kerala state. The capital of this group of 36 islands (10 are inhabited) is Kavarrati Island. Minicoy is the largest island. The population, mainly Muslim, engages in fishing and copra production. Malayalam is the main language except on Minicoy, where Mahl is spoken. The territory is administered by the home minister in the central government of India with an appointed local advisory council
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The Indian navy launched Operation Island Watch off the Lakshadweep Islands by additional deployment off the eastern and north-eastern Arabian Sea and successfully brought down piracy incidents there by 60% in the first quarter of this year.
Of India's total coastline, 5423 km is along the mainland and 2094 km in the Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands.
Background & objectives: An outbreak of chikungunya fever characterized by prolonged incapacitation in the Lakshadweep islands in Indian Ocean occurred in November 2006.
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.
Barafundle Beach, Wales; Cap Bon, Tunisia; Ces Island, northern Spain; Ramvoussa Beach, Crete; Lakshadweep Islands, India; Muscat, Oman; Nha Trang Beach, Vietnam; Porquerolles, France; Ras Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar; Turku Archipelago, Finland; Turtle Beach, Malaysia; White Bay, British Virgin Islands.
IMD has further stated that that rough to very rough sea conditions are expected to prevail along and off Goa-Karnataka-Kerala and south Tamil Nadu coasts and Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands.
A massive search and rescue (SAR) operation is being conducted amid stormy weather by ICG ships and aircraft in the areas affected by the cyclonic system, which developed on November 29 due to a depression in the south-eastern coast of Sri Lanka and further developed as a deep depression while moving north-westwards toward southern Tamil Nadu, Kerala's coast and the Lakshadweep islands. "Even though the cyclone has moved north of L&M islands, deployment of ships and aircraft are continuing in the area to search for people stranded at sea," Inspector General K.R.
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.
BHEL is offering engineering, procurement and construction solutions for both off-grid and grid-interactive SPV plants at various locations in the country including the Lakshadweep islands. Of its current portfolio of more than 1 GW of SPV plants, nearly 500 MW has already been commissioned.