Lakshadweep recruits barn owls to fight rodent menace

The Lakshadweep administration has decided to release 3 barn owls at coconut plantations in Kavaratti. The owls have been taken from Kerala to Kavaratti under a rodent management programme. Coconut is an important source of revenue for the Lakshadweep islands, however rodent issues account for 30-40% of the yield loss. Total production stood at 8.76… Continue reading Lakshadweep recruits barn owls to fight rodent menace

Scientists carry out genetic study on people of Lakshadweep Islands

Genetic studies done on the people of the Lakshadweep Island have revealed that a majority of human ancestry in Lakshadweep is largely derived from South Asia with minor influences from East and West Eurasia. The study has concluded that there is a close genetic link of Lakshadweep islanders with people from Maldives, Sri Lanka and… Continue reading Scientists carry out genetic study on people of Lakshadweep Islands