The Botanical Survey of India, Andaman, and Nicobar Circle, Port Blair, in 1994 inventoried the Kalpong hill forests and Saddle Peak scrub forests for the proposed Hydro-electric Project in the North Andaman group, the Bakultala and Baratang areas in the Middle and South Andamans were explored, while Rutland Isl. in the South provided collections of mainly marine species.