Port Blair, March 7: Shri. Suneel Anchipaka, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman/Secretary (RD/LSG) along with SDM, South Andaman made follow up field visit at Ferrargunj Tehsil and inspected the progress of various projects, for which foundation stones were laid three months back.

“On the occasion of International Women’s Day, I extend my greetings to all women folk of this Island. It is a day to celebrate the spirit of women, who have played significant roles in shaping their families, communities, society and countries".

Smti. Ratna Kannan,

Ex-Chairperson, A&N State Social Welfare Board

Kuldeep Calls Upon Prime Minister Modi to Retain MV Atal and MV Ashoka with A&N Administration

Port Blair, March 5: Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament, A&N Islands has requested the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India not to transfer two new mainland bound 1200 passenger cum 1000 tonnes cargo ships namely MV Atal and MV Ashoka to India Navy, which are in final stage of construction at Cochin Shipyard Limited. The MP urged to retain the same under the operational control of A&N Administration for transportation of passengers and cargo between Islands and mainland sectors in the larger interest of the islanders for safe mode of journey on cheaper cost journey fare.

Port Blair, March 7: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands Rural Livelihood Mission (ANIRLM) attached to Directorate of RD, PRIs and ULBs, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Port Blair organised a “SHG MELA” on 06.03.2021 and 07.03.2021 at Marina Park, Port Blair from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Port Blair, March 5: The Directorate of RD, PRIs and ULBs, A&N Administration is implementing the Centrally Sponsored Scheme “Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- Nation Rural Livelihood Mission” (DAY-NRLM) in the Islands since 2016. The Directorate has formed institutions of rural poor women such as Self Help Groups and Village Organizations (Primary Level Federations/PrLF) under the esteemed guidance and support of the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), Hyderabad. Time to time capacity building of the members of these institutions is being done with the support of the NIRDPR for their empowerment.

Moving a step ahead towards formation of higher level of federation of rural poor women under DAY-NRLM, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands Rural Livelihood Mission (ANIRLM) under the Directorate of RD, PRIs and ULBs, A&N Administration has formed five Block Level Federations at Prothrapur, Ferrargunj, Rangat, Mayabunder and Diglipur under the guidance and support of a team of Resource Persons of NIRDPR, Hyderabad.