How did Lakshadweep become a part of India?

How did the Lakshadweep islands of Group originate?

Lakshadweep is the islands group of India having coral origin on the Arabian Sea. Lakshadweep islands, the only coral island chain in India, were formed by the collective accumulation of coral on the volcanic tops of the Indian ocean ridge. The coral origins are kind of coral atolls which has a slight round ring shape.

Why did Lakshadweep get its name?

Lakshadweep, the group of 36 islands is known for its exotic and sun-kissed beaches and lush green landscape. The name Lakshadweep in Malayalam and Sanskrit means ‘a hundred thousand islands’. … All Islands are 220 to 440 km away from the coastal city of Kochi in Kerala, in the emerald Arabian Sea.

Who discovered Lakshadweep?

It is possible that the first European to visit the islands was the Italian explorer Marco Polo—if the “female island” mentioned in his 13th-century travelogues was indeed Minicoy Island, as some have speculated. In 1498 the Portuguese arrived in the islands.

Why is Lakshadweep important to India?

The abundance of Lakshadweep Islands has provided India with 20,000 of territorial waters and ~400,000 of Economic Zone Exclusive (EEZ). There are valuable fisheries and mineral resources in the lagoons and EEZ around the Lakshadweep Islands are of enormous economic significance.

Can we buy land in Lakshadweep?

As outsiders are not allowed to buy land in Lakshadweep the islanders lease out land to the Department of Tourism, which is responsible for developing infrastructure and can also re-lease land to interested parties through a global tender.

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