Port Blair, May 29: The Directorate of Industries, A&N Administration organized a short term Skill Development Training Program on ‘Handicrafts (Coconut Shell and Wood) products’ for ‘Onge Community’ at Dugong Creek in Little Andaman from May 22 to 28, 2023. Altogether, 20 villagers participated in the training program and were imparted basic skills and knowledge for making handicrafts, thus creating self-employment opportunities and avenues for their livelihood.

The concluding session of the training was held yesterday in the training venue in the presence Shri Vicky, Chief of Onge Community and officials from Tribal Welfare and Industries Department. The Chief of Onge Community lauded the effort of Industries Department for reaching out to far flung tribal area and appreciated the handicraft products made by the trainees and advised the villagers to apply the skills obtained during the course of the training program for their livelihood.