Port Blair, Dec. 2: In fight against bootlegging, illicit liquor and drug abuse, Andaman & Nicobar Police has adopted multi-pronged strategy coupled with zero tolerance against this menace. On supply front, Police is cracking the whips against bootleggers and drug peddlers. On demand side, mass public awareness campaign is launched to spread awareness about ill-effects of alcohol/drug abuse.

Port Blair, Dec 2: Hon'ble Lt. Governor, A&N Islands and Vice Chairman, Islands Development Agency Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) called on Hon'ble Union Cabinet Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Minister of Ayush, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal today at New Delhi. Discussed proposal for developing A&N Islands as Regional Ship Building and Repair Hub in Indo-Pacific and briefed about various developmental projects of A&N Administration in Shipping sector.

Mayabunder, Dec. 2: A Sensitization-cum-Awareness Programme on Community Support to TB Patients-Ni-kshay Mitra under Pradhan Mantri TB Mukth Bharat Abhiyan was conducted in the conference Hall of Dr. R. P Hospital Mayabunder today. Under this Abhiyan Nikshay Mitra- Govt. Model Sr. Sec.School Mayabunder adopted 3 Tuberculosis patients and provided Nutritional Kit to TB patients in the presence of District TB Officer and Health Officials of Dr. R. P Hospital Mayabunder.

Port Blair, Dec. 2: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has been supporting NGOs/Banks for promotion and credit linkage of SHGs and imparting livelihood training programmes. Many Self Help Groups are into livelihood activities, making various handicraft products, food processing etc. In order to provide a platform for sale of their products, NABARD is organizing an Exhibition-cum-Sale of SHG products at Marina Park area on Dec. 3 & 4. A street drama (Nukkad Natak) for popularizing financial literacy and digital banking is also being organized on December 3 at 6 pm.

Port Blair, Dec. 2: The National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) was launched as a pilot in six UTs including Andaman & Nicobar Islands on 15.08.2020. The scheme was later extended to the entire country on 27.09.2021 and renamed as Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM). Under the scheme, more than 4 lakh Health IDs have been created in these islands. The Health IDs created under Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission are now called Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA).