Port Blair, Sept. 28: Rice is an important crop grown during Kharif season in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Improved varieties and quality seed has played a very vital role in enhancing yield and productivity. In this regard, ICAR-CIARI has developed eight high yielding varieties for the island conditions, out of which CIARI Dhan 4 and 5 are salt tolerant varieties whereas, CARI Dhan 6 and 7 are resistant to Bacterial Leaf Blight (BLB). These rice varieties cafeteria are demonstrated at Bloomsdale Research Farm as Nucleus, Breeder, MAGIC lines and advance lines of BLB for providing opportunities to the farmers, and other stakeholders for its upscaling.

Port Blair, Sept. 28: The A&N AIDS Control Society (ANACS) conducted a mainstreaming training programme on HIV/AIDS for the officials and staffs of Directorate of Agriculture on 28.09.2022 at 11.00 am at the Conference hall of Directorate of Agriculture. A total of 35 participants participated the training programme.

The Programme commence with a welcome address by Dr. Chanda Srivastava, Joint Director (Agri), HQ.

Port Blair, Sept. 28: The Directorate of Industries, A&N Administration organized a short term Skill Development training program on ‘Handicrafts (Coconut Shell, Wood and Cane & Bamboo) products’ at Bambooflat-II Gram Panchayat from Sept.12 to 27, 2022. Altogether, 15 candidates participated in the training program and were imparted the basic skills and knowledge for making handicrafts, thus creating self-employment opportunities and boosting of the economy of Islands.

Port Blair, Sept. 28: Provisional general merit list and category wise merit list of candidates for admission to five year B.A. LL.B., Degree Course in Andaman Law College for the academic year 2022-23 has been published in the Common College Admission Portal website and is also displayed on the College Notice Board.

Port Blair, Sept. 28: Chinmaya Mission Port Blair will be celebrating International Elders Day on October 1, 2022 with Walkathon and Felicitation of Super Senior Citizens (80 Plus).

The Walkathon will be held on October 1, 2022 at 6 am from Gandhi Park to Mission. The walkathon is open for all senior Citizens (58 plus) including females.