Places in News: Agatti Island


  • Recently, the southern bench of the National Green Tribunal(NGT) has granted an interim stay on felling of coconut trees on Agatti Island in Lakshadweep.

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About the Island

  • situated on a coralatoll called Agatti atoll in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep.
  • Kavaratti, the closest inhabited island, lies 54 km to the SE and Suheli Paratoll 76 km to the south.
  • Islam is the main religion of the islanders.
  • Islamic religion is said to have been brought by Arab traveller Ibn Batuta.
  • there is plenty of coral growth and multicoloured coral fishesin the lagoons.

Source: TH/Wikipedia

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