Port Blair, April 18: Following the directions of the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration during his visit to Guptapara, Manglutan and Nayashahar area, various action have been initiated by the Guptapara Panchayat with the interdepartmental coordination.

A week long ward wise cleanliness drives has been scheduled wherein the ward members, volunteers and villagers are coming together and cleaning the garbage spots alongside of road, market area and at major tri-junction.

A meeting was convened by the Sub Divisional Magistrate South Andaman in this regard with the Pradhan of Guptapara and Sippighat Panchayat to initiate the follow up actions. After cleanliness drive, the work of beautification of tri-junctions, same color coding of market area and shops located alongside of the road will be taken up.

During the initiatives, overwhelmed response and support is received from the villagers. Panchayat members have expressed the willingness of taking more such initiatives to transform the Panchayat into a Model Panchayat in the South Andaman District.