Port Blair, Sept. 23: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma today met the Secretary of Transport Department and highlighted the crucial issue of shortage of buses in Diglipur region for which general public, especially school children are suffering heavily.

Highlighting the problem of Diglipur region, the Member of Parliament said that due to shortage of STS Buses, school going children, especially girl students, are facing huge inconvenience on a daily basis, due to overcrowding and getting no seat inside the bus.

A truck got stuck on the muddy road of NH4 today at Lorojig. The situation was such that the commuters were forced to wait for nearly four hours till a JCB reached the spot at 3:30 pm and pulled it out.

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Port Blair, Sept. 23: The District Level Development, Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) meeting of South Andaman District was held under the Chairmanship of Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Hon’ble Member of Parliament in the presence of Smti. Pramila Kumari, Adhyaksha Zilla Parishad South Andaman, Smti. U Kavita, Chairperson PBMC and Shri. Suneel Anchipaka, IAS, Deputy Commissioner of South Andaman (Member Secretary DISHA Committee).

Port Blair, Sept. 23: The Department of Agriculture in association with Department of Tourism will be celebrating Andaman Coconut Festival 2022 on 25th September, 2022 at Corbyn’s Cove beach. As part of celebration, various events like coconut based recipe competition, coconut dehusking and display of coconut products for Exhibition-cum-Sale will be organized to encourage the entrepreneurship among local youth.

Port Blair, Sept. 23: In compliance of Section 25 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1974, no person shall, without the previous consent of the State Board, establish or take any steps to establish any industry, operation or process, or any treatment and disposal system or an extension or addition thereto, which is likely to discharge sewage or trade effluent into a stream or well or sewer or on land. Similarly, as per the Section 21 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981, subject to provisions of this section, no person shall, without the previous consent of the State Board, establish or operate any industrial plant in an air pollution control area.