Several evidences show that during the 2004 Sumatra Andaman earthquake, the rupture in the Andaman region did not extend up to the trench. Consistent with the earthquake processes at several subduction zones of the world,

In the continuing saga on amendments to the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) made public the draft Islands Protection Zone (IPZ) Notification, applicable to the Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands.

A working group was constituted by the Ministry of Water Resources under the Chairmanship of Sh S Kumar, Member, Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) to prepare and approach paper on groundwater quality issues and its mitigation plan in Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands.

Chennai/New Delhi: The coastal districts in Tamil Nadu were on high alert on Sunday afternoon following an earthquake off Sumatra although the Union government as well as the scientists ruled out a tsunami threat to the Indian mainland or the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are globally known for their scenic beauty and rich biodiversity. Although the bird richness of these islands is very high, so far about 250 species have been reported.

Whereas the Central Government vide its notification number S.O.114(E), dated the 19th February, 1991, (hereinafter referred to as the said notification), declared Coastal Regulation Zone and imposed certain restrictions on the setting up and expansion of industries, operations and processes in the said Zones for its protection; And whereas, the said notification was amended, from time to time, ba

This article is an attempt to assess possible changes in the climate of Port Blair, the capital of the Union territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

THE Union environment ministry has adopted an unusual conservation strategy to save the dwindling population of edible-nest swiftlets (Aerodramus fuciphagus) in the Andamans. It has taken them off the Schedule-I list of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, which accords the highest protection to a species. The nests of these swiftlets are made of hardened saliva and are taken away

A vaccine invented 40 years ago by Baruch Blumberg has prevented millions of deaths from hepatitis B and liver cancer.

These rules may be called the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Wild Life (Protection) Rules-2008. They shall extend to the whole of the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. They shall come into force from such date as these may be issued by notification in official Gazette.

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