CHETLAT is the northern most inhabited island.Coir twisting
is the chief occupation of the people here.The coconut yield
is poor and income is meagre.Manufacture of mats and weaving
of coconut leaves are the spare time industries here.The island
suffered a great deal at the hands of the portuguese in the
16th century.Boat building was a flourishing industry at the
beginning of the 20th century when all the vessels needed by
the Amindivi islanders were built here.