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  • 01 January, 2021

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Environment Minister inaugurates Atal Paryavaran Bhavan

Environment Minister inaugurates Atal Paryavaran Bhavan

The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, inaugurated the Atal Paryavaran Bhavan at Lakshadweep on February 19, 2021.

Highlights

  • While inaugurating the Atal Paryavaran Bhavan, the minister said that Lakshadweep will undergo a comprehensive development that too without compromising the UT’s commitment to nature.
  • He will also attend programmes at Suheli, Kadmat and Bangaram islands and evaluate major innovative initiatives of the Forest and Environment Department of the Union Territory.

Suheli Par

  • It is a coral atoll in Lakshadweep.
  • This atoll is oval-shaped and 17 km long. It is surrounded by a zone of rich marine fauna.
  • The Nine Degree Channel runs between these islands. It has an area of 87.76 km2.

Nine Degree Channel

  • It is a channel in the Indian Ocean located between the Islands of Kalpeni and Suheli Par, and Maliku Atoll.

Kadmat Island

  • It is also known as Cardamom Island.
  • It is a coral island that belongs to the Amindivi subgroup of islands.
  • Marine turtles which nestle are the marine features of this island.

Lakshadweep

  • It is administered as a union territory and a district of India.
  • This region comes under the jurisdiction of the Kerala High Court

Source: PIB


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