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To enhance tourism that has significant positive social impact and negative environment impact, the Lakshadweep administration has taken a holistic view of tourism development. A policy of high value-low volume tourism focused on preservation of local environment, ecology and culture.

In the environmental analysis of the Department of tourism, it has been observed that preservation of environment is the cherished goal of Lakshadweep. In fact environment is the basic raw material for tourism for these islands.

In order not to adversely affect the physical environment emphasis of the administration is to promote tourism only in those islands that can sustain it keeping in view the concept of carrying capacity. The facilities are developed in such a way that they do not result in loss of bio-diversity. No development is permitted in geologically unstable zone. Adequate buffer zone has been provided between development and existing shoreline.

The construction of high-rise structures is banned. The policy is to allow structures that are in harmony with nature. It is ensured that construction materials and methods are compatible with environment and height, shape and location of building merge with the natural vegetation.

All tourism development schemes are first analyzed from environmental impact point of view and only if they meet the norms in this regard implementation is taken up. Following are broad EIA (Environment Impact Assessment) norms.

1 All proposed construction should have thatched roof or tiled sloping roof.
2 Only bio toilets to be installed as far as possible.
3 Rain water harvesting to be set up to conserve fresh water.
4 Use of Pump Sets should be minimized; the pump set in any case should have a cut off mechanism to ensure that water below the minimum safe level is not drawn.
5 Waste disposal system like incinerators for non-recyclable/non bio degradable waste should be installed and system of returning all non-biodegradable waste must be in position.
6 Minimum cutting of tress/ greenery and maximum plantation of trees, plants, shrubs and creepers.
7 Carrying capacity study of the island before taking up development in any uninhabited island
8 A regular system to educate tourists about environment fragility of eco system.


1 Preserve fragile ecological and environmental structure.
2 Preserve local culture and social fabric.
3 High value and low volume, tourism
4 Sustainable tourism based on the “carrying capacity” of the islands.
5 Sea based SHIP tourism for larger numbers.
6 Air based AIRLINE/HELICOPTER tourism for high value tourists only.
7 Local features:
1 No violation of prohibition
2 Promotion of folk art and culture
3 Eco friendly water sports, mainly non-mechanized.
4 Promotion of Scuba diving.
5 Promotion of Solar Power and Biological toilets.
6 Collection of non-biodegradable waste
7 Disposal of kitchen waste in open sea
8 Promotion of smokeless “Chula” in kitchen
9 Discouragement to diesel generation
10 Installment of Silent Generators to avoid noise pollution.

Islanders are being trained in Scuba diving so that they not only know about marine wealth but also contribute in maintaining the ecology of the islands and works as eyes and ears of the Administration.

The efforts and policy of the Tourism Department of Lakshadweep was appreciated at National level and the Hon’ble President of India at a function gave the maiden National Eco Tourism Award for 1996-97 to Lakshadweep on 25th January 1998.

Lakshadweep Tourism Department’s efforts to promote eco-friendly tourism were appreciated at international tourism Bourse held in Berlin, Germany.


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