Port Blair, June 23: The Directorate of RD, PRIs and ULBs, Andaman and Nicobar Administration under the flagship rural sanitation programme of Govt. of India – Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase-II has embarked upon to build up assets for Grey Water Management for scientific management of liquid waste generated in rural areas of the Islands.

As part of the same, the Department has framed an activity-chart along with prescribed timelines for carrying out series of activities. A core group of assessment committees have been constituted comprising of field level officials viz. Panchayat Secretaries, Junior Engineer (PRIs), Village Level Workers, Gram Rozgar Sevak.

Port Blair, June 23: During the lockdown, to offer employment as a livelihood measure to those who need it, MGNREGA played the role of sole source of income for rural households whether during pandemic or otherwise.

Amidst the lockdown, MGNREGA has taken up works with the prime motive to provide employment to the rural population for their livelihood and has successfully generated a total of 22,497 persondays during the months of April to June, 2021.

More Doses of COVISHIELD Expected to Arrive This Week

Port Blair, June 22: Secretary (IP&T), Shri Sunil Kumar Singh today said that the priority of the Administration is to protect its citizens from corona virus. In this regard, more impetus is being given to vaccinate maximum number of beneficiaries in the age group of 18-44 years. 

The best way to deal with the virus is to get oneself vaccinated. Vaccination is an important tool in our hand which can save us from the menace of the virus. He further stated that vaccination drive has gained momentum and is continuing smoothly. The Administration will be receiving more doses of free COVISHIELD vaccine from Govt. of India within this week, he said.

Port Blair, June 22: The Member of Parliament, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma had met the Lt. Governor on 21st June 2021 and requested his Excellency to extend the timing schedule from 6 am to 1 pm from the existing lockdown schedule time of 6 am to 10 am. The request was made so that the daily wagers, auto drivers, truck driver, shop keepers, private workers, fishermen folks, farmers, livestock and day to day earners get relieved from the hardships faced by them. The MP has thanked the Lt. Governor for considering the request for extension of timing schedule.

Port Blair, June 22: Continuing with its efforts to provide relief to needy persons who have been hit badly due to the second wave of the COVID pandemic and the subsequent lockdown imposed by the District Administration to contain the spread of the virus, ration kits were distributed by the District Administration at the e-Patwarkhana, Bathubasti in coordination with the Traders Association of Bhatubasti (TAB). Shri Suneel Anchipaka, Deputy Commissioner (SA), SDM (SA) and AC (U/T) distributed many as 60 ration kits today. More relief kits have been arranged by the Association, which will be distributed to the needy in the coming days.