Port Blair, Dec. 8: The Member of Parliament, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma has raised the issue regarding the increasing traffic congestion and frequent jams along the Junglighat to Garacharma stretch. The issue has escalated to a critical point, significantly impacting the daily lives and commutes of residents, especially during peak hours and evenings.

In a letter addressed to the Hon’ble Lt. Governor, the Member of Parliament mentioned that areas like Dairy Farm Junction and Lambaline are experiencing persistent traffic snarls during rush hours, causing disruptions in the smooth flow of vehicles.

Port Blair, Dec. 8: Shri. Vishal Jolly, National Executive Member- BJP yesterday met Smti. Shobha Karandlaje, Hon'ble Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Affairs, Government of India, at New Delhi and made a specific request to remove "Arecanut (Supari)" from the framework of GST and to declare the same as State Crop in A&N Islands.

Jolly highlighted that Arecanut i.e. Supari is a major agricultural produce that 80% of the farmers in A&N Islands grow and sell. These farmers are totally dependent upon the growth and sale of the same and the Agricultural economy of our Islands is largely dependent upon the crop.

Port Blair, Dec. 8: The three-day compulsory training workshop Natural Resource Management and Conflict Resolution Skills for Forest Management for the Indian Forest Service (IFS) Officers conducted by Zoological Survey of India, Port Blair from 6th – 8th December 2023 culminated today.  The training workshop organized in collaboration with Department of Environment and Forests, sponsored by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India. A total of 20 service officers from different States & Union Territory including Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Kerala, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand attended the training.

Port Blair, Dec. 8: The ANTCC President, Shri. Rangalal Halder has addressed a letter to the Secretary (PBMC), concerning the deplorable state of roads between Vijay Baugh Street to Ganesh Temple in Ward No.9, Port Blair.

Halder highlighted the deteriorating conditions of these roads, emphasizing the severe impact on the daily lives of countless commuters and residents as the situation has escalated to a point where it poses not only inconvenience but a serious risk to public safety.

Port Blair, Dec. 8: ANTCC President Mr. Rangalal Halder and Campaign Committee Chairman Mr. TSG Bhasker held a meeting with the Chief Secretary of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Shri. Keshav Chandra, IAS on Thursday.

During the meeting, the leaders conveyed the concerns and aspirations of the citizens of A&N Islands regarding various urgent issues affecting the region.