All beaches in Andaman vest with Govt of India

Appropriate action would be taken if hotels put up sign boards claiming ownership of the beaches and for unauthorised occupation of the beaches.

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2011, 14:08 PM IST

PortBlair: The Andaman and Nicobar
administration Environment and Forest department on Tuesday said
that all the beaches in the area in the islands falling between
the high tide and the low tide line vests with the government
of India.

"The ownership of all the beach in the islands falling
between the high tide and the low tide line vests with the
government of India and putting up of sign boards by private
hotels claiming exclusive access to the beaches is strictly
prohibited," Environment and Forest department sources said.

It also said that appropriate action would be taken if
hotels put up sign boards claiming ownership of the beaches
and for unauthorised occupation of the beaches.

PTI