Quick Response Teams (QRT) Constituted for SWM Bye-Law Enforcement

Port Blair, March 8: Plastics are very hazardous to marine life, killing more than a million birds and over 100,000 seals, turtles, and whales, and an immense number of fishes in our ocean. Clean up drives encourages us to get out to our beaches and coastal areas and help to limit this problem by cleaning up the garbage that is washed up to the shores and leftovers left by visitors every day.

Port Blair, March 8: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands Rural Livelihood Mission (ANIRLM) attached to Directorate of RD, PRIs and ULBs, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Port Blair celebrated “International Women’s Day” in the State Panchayat Resource Center Training Hall of the Directorate. Smti. Deepika Jindal was the Chief Guest for the function.

The women staff of Rural Development Department along with others from numerous Self Help Groups lit the hall with their presence.

Report: Sarpreet Kaur

Port Blair, March 8: Andaman and Nicobar Islands- a small strip of merrily floating lands around 1200 km off the coast of Chennai is a land of lush green forest and dancing aquamarine waves. Islands known for their unrivalled beauty, flourishing wildlife, incredible tribes and infamous tsunami have been gaining quite an interest from our nation’s think tanks and government for their untapped resources hidden warmly in the lap of nature.

Plan named “Sustainable development of Little Andaman Island vision document” by NITI Aayog recently announced by the government of India has caught the attention of all the stakeholders. This plan is an overshoot of the wider strategy promulgated by the government under the vision of the Holistic Development of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This project aims to develop a Greenfield coastal city in the date unhindered island called Little Andaman. The plan underlines bigger ambitions of making Little Andaman capable of competing with Singapore and Hong Kong in terms of trade activity in the mighty Indian Ocean.

Owing to the strategic location of Little Andaman, its proximity to the open sea and the wide variety of marine and forest resources this island has caught the eye. It also corroborates with India’s highly ambitious “Act East Policy” ensuring better connectivity with the East India region. However, it has raised many eyebrows especially among environmentalists, activists and tribal leaders due to the ecological sensitivity of the area.

Port Blair, March 8: The District Child Protection Unit, South Andaman under District Administration conducted an awareness program through a Focus Group Discussion with SHG Members on Adoption at Brookshabad. The District Child Protection Officer, South Andaman addressed the gathering and informed about the functions of DCPU with an emphasis on Non- Institutional Care program under Integrated Child Protection Scheme.

CS Interacts with Patients, Doctors, Health Workers and Checks 102 Control Room

Port Blair, March 7: In a first move after assuming the charge of the Chief Secretary of the Andaman & Nicobar Administration, Shri Jitendra Narayan alongwith Shri Suneel Anchipaka, Deputy Commissioner (SA) paid a surprise visit to GB Pant Hospital during the midnight of Saturday to take first hand stock of prevailing conditions in the hospital.

The Chief Secretary inspected Emergency Room, Casualty & others wards along with Director of Health Services. He made intensive interactions with patients in almost all the wards & enquired about the services being provided to the patients by the doctors and other paramedical staffs. He also interacted with the Pharmacists in the medicine counter and enquired about the availability of medicines.