The Union Territory of
Lakshadweep is declared as one of the No.Industry
Districts of the country along with Dadra & Nagar
Haveli, Mizoram etc. vide notification
F.No.7/(15)/71-IC dated.30.09.1972. However
industrial potential surveys were conducted by the
following Institutions to asses the appropriate
Industries suitable to Lakshadweep.
Development Bank of India:Year 1973.
Industries Service Institute,
and Technical Consultancy Organisation Cochin
- Report of
the export group set up by planning
Industries which do not
require huge quantity of water power and which do not
pollute the lagoons and soil are best suited to these
tiny islands. Based on these recommendations plan
schemes for this U.T.
The department of
Industries was established in 1960 and is located in
the capital island. The department is now functioning
with a total strength of one hundred and sixty eight
staff managing fibre factories, handicraft training
cum production centre, coir yarn production centres
and DCP coir unit spread over the islands.