Port Blair, Nov. 30: The State Vice President, BJP, Shri. M Vinod has written to the Chief Secretary, Andaman & Nicobar Administration highlighting the problems of the residents, farmers as well as the hoteliers of Swaraj Dweep and Shaheed Dweep.

Vinod mentioned about the issue of day long power cuts which is affecting the residents, farmers, hoteliers and other entrepreneurs of Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep. He said that taxes are being paid and electricity bills are being paid on time, but still people have to face such day long power cuts, which is extremely disappointing.

He also raised the issue of irregular supply of fertilisers, urea and pesticides to the farmers of Swaraj Deep and Shaheed Dweep through agriculture department.

Raising the issue of poor internet connectivity at Shaheed Dweep, Vinod informed through his letter that BSNL has tried to improve internet connectivity, but private players like Airtel has completely failed in providing better internet connectivity.

Among the other issues raised was restoration of Rangat - Shaheed Dweep - Swaraj Dweep - Port Blair boat services just like in the Pre-COVID times for the convenience of the general public.

Mr. M Vinod informed the Chief Secretary that tourism, farming and allied activities are the main source of income of the residents of Swaraj Dweep and Shaheed Dweep. He requested the Chief Secretary to intervene in the issues for the benefit of the residents, farmers and hoteliers of Swaraj Dweep and Shaheed Dweep.