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Agriculture

The smallness of the islands is the difficulty in cultivation. However, all the islands are thickly populated with coconut trees. Coconut is the main crop. Scientific irrigation facilities are not available as yet. The Agriculture Department of the Administration has Demonstration Farms in all islands where vegetables, fruits etc., are cultivated in small quantities. The acreage under cultivation is attached separately.

AREA UNDER COCONUT CULTIVATION (in Acres)
Kavaratti 394.4
Agatti 338.12
Amini 243.5
Kadmat 306.1
Kiltan 149.6
Chetlat 100.1
Bitra 7.7
Androth 452.75
Kalpeni 258.5
Minicoy 426.1

(Source:UTL Planning Dept)



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The entire group of islands is considered as one district for lead bank purposes. Syndicate Bank is the lead bank and convenor of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep Bankers’ Committee. Syndicate Bank has opened its first branch at Kavaratti in 1971 and is operating throughout the UTL with nine branches in nine major islands. State Bank of India opened its first branch in April 2005 at

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