Audio podcast: Lakshadweep – from idyllic archipelago to eco flashpoint

Ashraf Engineer

August 18, 2021

The government’s plans to convert Lakshadweep into a tourism powerhouse has enraged locals and environmentalists, who point to the ecological hazards posed by the projects and the “attacks on identity, culture, religion and land”. Rohan Arthur, a marine biologist who has been working in the Indian Ocean on coral reefs, seagrass meadows and other coastal ecosystems over the past two decades, speaks to All Indians Matter