Port Blair, April 8: India Tourism Port Blair in association with Andaman Association of Tour Operators has started a workshop on Saathi and SOPs for Hospitality Staff of the islands. The inaugural programme began today at Hotel Pallika Palace, Delanipur. Altogether 25 Participants from various hotels participated in today’s programme.

Port Blair, April 8: The Department of Food Safety conducted surprise checking and sampling of milk, from the vendors of South Andaman District in the morning hours of 08/04/2021 and collected 32 samples of milk from various milk vendors to ensure quality and safety checking of the dairy product.

Port Blair, April 8: The President, Nicobar Youth Association, Mr. Rayhaan Pasha has briefed the Chief General Manager, BSNL  regarding telecommunication network problems in Teressa Island for the last two weeks. The mobile network problem is frequent in Teressa is happening from the last many years. People are frustrated due to the network problem and some of the tribal leaders of Teressa and Chowra inform that they may likely to go for a strong protest against BSNL if this network issue is not addressed. As the pandemic is in its peak, Pasha requested the CGM to fix the issue at the earliest, as communication to the remote areas is very much necessary.

Port Blair, April 8: The Revenue Department of South Andaman District carried out eviction drives against encroachments committed over Government land in South Andaman District during the first week of April and restored an area of 31020 Sq. Mtrs approximately of Government land into Government Khata. As a part of Zero Tolerance towards encroachment, these eviction drives were conducted in various villages of Port Blair, Ferrargunj and Little Andaman Tehsil.

Port Blair, April 8: Shri Suneel Anchipaka, Chairman DCPU (SA)/Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman met all stakeholders and reviewed the crucial matters regarding the security and education of children at Child Care Institutions. The Chairman reiterated that the Administration shall endeavour to secure the rights of children deprived of parental care, by ensuring family and community-based care arrangements including sponsorship, kinship, foster care and adoption, with due regard to the best interests of the child and guaranteeing quality standards of care and protection.