About 13.3 per cent of youth in the country are unemployed according to the third annual employment and unemployment survey report conducted by the Labour Bureau of the Union Ministry of Labour and

Coral reefs facing threat from pollution, dredging and blast fishing

A swelling population, land use change, unscientific waste disposal, mining of corals, coastal erosion, and unregulated construction are exerting pressure on the Lakshadweep islands, one of the most sensitive and fragile coastal environments in the country.

Fishermen’s catch will go down drastically: ZSI Director

A drastic decline in the live coral cover in Lakshadweep has been reported, causing serious concern among researchers and naturalists. K. Venkataraman, Director, Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), told The Hindu that the development came to light recently during a study.

New Delhi: About 27 million households — constituting 11% of the total households in the country — are headed by females.

The Union Territory of Lakshadweep, which has to its credit the youngest MP in the Lok Sabha, now has another feather in its cap — it has the largest number of households headed by women in the cou

Estimation of nutrition profile of edible fishes is essential and thus a bio-monitoring study was carried out to find out the nutritional composition of commonly available fishes in Agatti Island water of Lakshadweep Sea. Protein, carbohydrate, lipid, ash, vitamin, amino acid and fatty acid composition in the muscle of ten edible fish species were studied.

The Lakshadweep group of islands, one of the most biologically diverse and fragile environments in India, is under pressure from population, urbanisation, development of tourism, unregulated construction, pollution, and land use changes.

A study on the state of the environment of the union territory, conducted by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), has found that rising sea level and climate change are as much of a threat as human activities to the archipelago comprising corals, lagoons, sea grass, beaches, and sand dunes.

Supreme Court order dated 11/05/2012 in the case of Union Territory of Lakshadweep & Ors versus Seashells Beach Resort & Ors. Violation of CRZ and other irregularities.

http://www.stpl-india.in/SCJFiles/2012_STPL(Web)_310_SC.pdf

The Electronics Division of State-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has commissioned 13 MW of solar power plants across the country under its solar photovoltaic business in 2011-2012.

The country recorded a decrease of 367 square km in forest cover last year, compared with 2009, according to India State of Forest Report 2011, released here on Tuesday.

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