Port Blair, Aug. 22: Vidyanjali 2.0, (a school volunteer programme) an initiative of Ministry of Education aims to enhance the quality of school education through community and volunteers’ participation by allowing them to connect directly with the Government and Government aided schools and share their knowledge and skills as well as to contribute in the forms of assets/materials/equipments.

Port Blair, Aug. 22: The Government of India has been implementing Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) with the objectives to generate employment opportunities in rural as well as urban areas through setting up of new self-employment ventures, projects and micro enterprises. The purpose of the Scheme is for setting up of eligible viable activities under scheme. The nature of credit facility is term loan & cash credit facility only for new projects sanctioned specifically under the scheme.

Port Blair, Aug. 23: ADIP Scheme (Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aids/Appliances (ADIP Scheme) is being implemented by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India since 1981.The main objective of the scheme is to assist the needy Divyangjan in procuring durable, sophisticated  and scientifically manufactured, modern, standard aids and appliances that can  promote their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation by reducing the effect of disabilities and enhance their economic potential. Under the Scheme, aids and assistive devices are given to Persons with Disabilities with an aim to improve their independent functioning and to arrest the extent of disability and occurrence of secondary disabilities. The scheme was modified and is applicable with effect from 1st April, 2022.

Port Blair, Aug. 23: A Beach Cleanliness Drive was conducted today morning at Shoal Bay-19, South Andaman. The Cleanliness Drive was led by Secretary (IP&T) Shri. Hari Kallikkat, IAS. The Gram Pradhans of Kanyapuram, Shoal Bay and PRI members alongwith general public enthusiastically took part in the drive.

Port Blair, Aug. 23: A Pharmacovigilence Awareness Programme for ASU & H drugs under the Central Sector Scheme of ‘Ayush Oushadhi Guvnatta evum Uttapadan Samvardhan Yojana’ (AOGUSY) was conducted by Peripheral Pharmacovigilance Centre (PPvC) under AYUSH Wing of DHS today at PHC Chouldari.