is a group of coral islands with a fragile ecology.
The islands have been formed due to the growth of corals for thousands
and thousands of years. Any ecological imbalance in these tiny islands would lead to
disaster. The people of these
islands till recent times have been living a rustic life. The word pollution was not heard of then.
But with the increased interaction with the mainland and the developments
that took place, lead them to adopt a more modern life, which invariably has its
Educating the islanders on the delicate ecology of the islands is essential without which it may lead to catastrophic consequences. This Department ever since its establishment has been striving to preserve the ecology and educate the populace through different schemes like Environment Protection and Awareness, Scientific Management of Bio-degradable and Non bio-degradable wastes and Corals, Wildlife & Lagoon Conservation.