Port Blair, May 22: A Street Corner Meeting was organized by Andaman & Nicobar Territorial Congress Committee (ANTCC) on Sunday evening at Dairy Farm Junction and Bhatubasti Vegetable Market against the curtailment of water and frequent power cuts in the Islands. The meeting was held under the leadership of ANTCC President Mr. Rangalal Halder and ANTCC Campaign Committee Chairman Mr. TSG Bhasker.

The Congress leaders criticized the A&N Administration for not taking appropriate measures from past many years for storage of water despite the fact that water scarcity occurs in the Islands every year. They expressed apprehension that the Rutland Water Project was done without proper planning because of which water supply from Rutland is not able to meet the current water requirements of Port Blair and other regions under South Andaman District.

The Congress leaders alleged that the Administration did not take any necessary steps to solve frequent power cuts in the Islands, which has caused hardships among Islanders since many years.

The meeting saw the presence of City Congress Ex-General Secretary Mr. Saji Varghese, NSUI State President Mr. M.A Sajid, DCC Member Mr. Abdul Shabir, Youth Congress Ex-State General Secretary Mr. Ansab Ahmed, Congress leaders Mrs. M. Bindu, Mrs. Lipika Mazumder among others.