No radar in Andaman, government says

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 11:40 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The government has decided not to set up a radar station in Andaman and Nicobar Islands due to the perceived adverse impact on the habitat of the highly endemic Narcondam Hornbills.

The ministry of environment and forests has not given the necessary clearance for the radar station, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said in a written statement in the Lok Sabha.

He said the government had received a complaint from a Lavkumar Khachar "in this regard highlighting the issue of Narcondam Hornbills".

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