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Power

24 x 7 power supply is available in the islands of Lakshadweep. The Electricity is generated using diesel engines.

Transport

Inter-Island transport is available with High Speed Vessels during the fair season only. During monsoon all-weather ships are operated between the islands the frequency of one voyage to another will vary from 1 week to 15 days. Connectivity from Mainland to islands is available both during fair season and monsoon. During monsoon only all-weather ships operate and fair season the facility is more frequent.

Roads

The islands being very small in area the number of roads are limited. However, there are concrete roads in all the islands. No heavy vehicles are available. There are no bus services as the requirement does not exist except in few islands like Kavaratti, the Headquarter a Bus was operational till recently for the school going children. Two wheelers and bicycles are the preferred vehicles.

Water Resources

Ground water in the islands is very limited. The Administration under the auspices of the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) has started thermal desalination plants where the sea water is converted into pure drinking water. The Plants are now available in the islands of Kavaratti, Agatti, Minicoy and Amini. New Plants in another six islands are expected to be commenced in six islands by 2020. The newly planned plants are expected to have facility for generation of power also so that the plant could be run without depending on another source

Rail

No Rail Service or Railway Stations exist in the UT of Lakshadweep.



About UTLBC

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

Contact us

Deputy General Manager
Syndicate Bank, Regional Office,
Pioneer Towers, 1st Floor,
Shanmugam Road
Ernakulam – 682031.
0484 - 2367063 / 2360035 / 2369090
0484-2367235

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