Shri. Narendra Modi Honorable Prime Minister
Shri. Praful Patel Hon'ble Administrator
UT of Lakshadweep
The Department of Environment & Forest, under U.T. of Lakshadweep Administration was bifurcated in the year 1999. Before that it was functioning with the Department of Science and Technology. During the year 2008, a total of 6 Divisions were created in the department, for the convenience of the better administration and management, with a view to protect and conserve natural resources of Forest & Environment.
The Department of Environment & Forest is responsible for protection and conservation of fragile ecosystem, biodiversity and natural resources in the islands. The Department also responsible for execution of Wildlife Protection Act, Environment Protection Act, Biodiversity Act, Coastal Zone Management Rules, Pollution Control Rules, Waste Management Rules, etc.