Kamorta, May 12: Katchal Island had been experiencing sever crisis of LPG Cylinders since February 2022. This was due to non-availability of private cargo vessel from Port Blair to Katchal Island. The issue was resolved by the Deputy Commissioner, Nicobar District, Shri Yash Chaudhary (IAS) and the Assistant Commissioner, Nancowry, Shri. Abhishek Bhukal (DANICS), who had made an effort to divert the cargo ship MV Sakthi-II to Katchal Island. MV Shakti was on its route towards Car Nicobar from Kamorta. With the intervention of the District Administration of Nicobar, 200 Nos of LPG cylinders were offloaded at Katchal Island on 11.05.2022 which provided immense relief to the people of Katchal. 

Smti. Aysha Majid, Chairperson Tribal Development Coop. Society Ltd and Tribal Council have greatly appreciated all the efforts made by Shri. Yash Choudhury (IAS), Deputy Commissioner and the Assistant Commissioner Shri.Abhishek Bhukal for being committed to address the issues of the tribal population of Nicobar Islands and their support for positive growth of the islands and its people. The District Administration had helped the Tribal Development Cooperative Society, LPG Distributor to resolve the severity of the issue of LPG Cylinders to a great extent.

The tribal community of Nancowry group of Islands too have extended their gratitude to District Administration and put on record for all the support rendered.