Port Blair, March 4: The PCC President Kuldeep Rai Sharma on behalf of his party has recorded gratitude to the Lt Governor for enhancing honorarium of Anganwadi workers and helpers for which the Party has approached to the Administrator. In these hard days such enhancement will certainly be very helpful to the Workers and Helpers of Anganwadi and their moral and working capacity will be boosted, said Kuldeep. 

Port Blair, March 3: In order to celebrate International women’s day UNNATI convened a meeting of its volunteers and representatives of Self Help Groups and Joint Liability Groups on 2nd March 2013. It was decided to celebrate a week long programme in different villages from 4th Mar. to 10th Mar. 2013, during which food processing training to 20 women and 3 training on tailoring and machine repairs will be started to provide training to 90 women of weaker section besides organizing credit camp for sanction of loan under Joint Liability Group for undertaking self employment.

During the women’s day celebration the Govt. of India’s new scheme “Mission Poova Shakti“ for empowering and holistic development of women gender equality and gender justice through Inter sectoral convergence of programmes impacting forgiving synergy among various stakeholders and creating an enabling environment conducive to social change will be discussed and highlighted.



Port Blair, Mar. 1: The valedictory function of Training programme on Fast Food, Hotel & Restaurant Management under STST sponsored by NSTEDB, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi & organised by A & N Consultancy Centre (ANCON), Port Blair will be held at the Conference Hall, Megapode Resort, Haddo on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 4 PM.

Shri Jalaj Shrivastava, IAS, Principal Secretary & MD, ANIIDCO, A & N Administration will be Chief Guest at the valedictory function. Smti. Punya Salila Srivastava, IAS, Commissioner-cum-Secretary (Tourism), A & N Administration will be the Guest of Honour.


Port Blair, Feb. 27: It is brought to the notice of general public that the work of demolishing of spillway concrete of Dhanikhari Dam is progressing well and is as per the planned schedule programme for the erection of new lock gates. The Commissioner PWD during her visit to the construction site on 22/02/2013 has expressed her satisfaction over the progress made and directed to complete the work by June, 2013. The curtailment on water supply imposed will continue till the onset of monsoon.

Port Blair, Feb. 25: In a series of crackdowns on gambling activities, the Aberdeen Police has arrested 35 persons and seized Rs. 1,63,320/- under A&N Islands Gambling Regulation, 1956.

The Anti-Burglary squad of PS Aberdeen headed by SHO PS Aberdeen Inspector D. Jagdishwar Rao busted the gambling rackets in South Andaman sub division.

In a blitzkrieg of raids conducted between 19th and 21st Feb. 2013, the Aberdeen Police not only apprehended 35 persons involved in gambling activities from gambling dens located at Buniyadabad, Atlanta Point, Central School Parking Place, Dignabad Sea Shore, Junglighat Fish Market and Marine Dockyard but also seized huge amount of board money.

The Anti-burglary squad comprised of ASI M Abdul Rasheed, HC Sanjay Kujur, HC Surya Narayan, PC Ashish Mallick, PC Rakesh Toppo, PC M Raja Rao and PC Kumaraswamy.

Police is keeping a strict vigil over anti-social and illegal activities in the islands. Public has been requested to pass on credible information on narcotics substances, illegal sale of liquor, gambling or any other illegal activity on the following numbers: 233077, 232400, 232405, 100 and 9434282817, 9474290250, 9474228912, 9476076192 & 9434279416. The informant will be rewarded and his/her identity will be kept secret, assured the SP, South Andaman.

Port Blair, Feb. 26: The new office of M/d Bharati Service Cooperative Society Ltd. was inaugurated today at Ferrargunj by Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Chairman, A&N State Cooperative Union.

In his address on the occasion, Sharma lauded the efforts of the BSC society for its services towards the rural people, especially to the farmers in the form of loan to purchase seeds, tractors and other infrastructures to improve their farming. Sharma briefed the gatherings about the importance of Cooperative Society and advised them to opt for Self help groups.

He said with the help of SHG, members can easily get loan assistance from ANS Cop Bank or NABARD Bank, without mortgaging properties or any kind of securities for developing or establishing small business like poultry, piggery, pickle making etc.

It is not at all easy to get a job in Govt departments or in any business house in this era, said Sharma. But in case SHGs are formed, members can get easy loan assistance to run or establish their own business.

The Chairman also informed that Cooperative Union has been imparting training in beautician course, fashion designing, tailoring and computer courses at a very nominal fee from to enable unemployed youths to start their own businesses.

In his welcome speech, the Chairman of the Bharati Service Cooperative Society, Shri Ajay Das explained that the society was established in the year 1968 which was later registered in 1995 by the then Chairman of the Society Late Amar Das with a motive to help the people of rural areas.  The Society has issued Kishan Credit Cards to 23 farmers for Rs. 23 lakh rupees and it has a target to issue 100 Kishan cards @ Rs. 1 lakh each. Das also informed that farmers can obtain loan against their Kishan Credit Cards @ 7% interest. 

Among the other dignitaries present on the occasion were Smti Abala Samaddar, ZP Adhyaksha, Mohd Shafique, Pramukh, Ferrargunj Gram Panchayat,  Director of Surabhi, Shri Aboobacker, GS INTUC, Ghayas Meshak, Vice Chairman, ANSCU, Subramanyam, ANCOFED, Anant Rao, Director, ANS Cop Supply and Mktg fed. and other dignitaries were also present beside the local residents. 

The vote of thanks on the occasion was proposed by Shri Mohammed Shafique.


Port Blair, Feb. 24: The“Association of Rural People of A&N Islands (ARPAN) in association with Youth Club, Ograbraj and MAK Azad youth club, Tushnabad organized a Voluntary Blood Donation camp in the premises of Community hall, Ograbraj on 23rd Feb’ 2013. The camp was facilitated by A&N Aids Control Society. Dr. Naveen Govind, Deputy Director, Blood Safety, DHS and Dr. Deepankar Dhar, CMO, PHC Tushnabad were present on the occasion to assist the camp. Altogether 32 youths donated their blood.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Deepankar Dhar, CMO, PHC Tushnabad highlighted the benefits of donating blood and informed the gathering that the demand of blood in our nation is high whereas the supply is very low.

Dr. Naveen Govind, Deputy Director in his addressed said that he is delighted to see the high level of motivation and awareness among the rural youths and hoped that more such camps should be organized in the nearby villages.  Shri. Avinash, Chairman, Organizing committee proposed vote of thanks.