Thanks A&N Administration Among Others for Working Tirelessly to Prevent Spread of Virus

Port Blair, Aug 17: Shri. Ajoy Bairagi, State President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Andaman & Nicobar Islands extends his gratitude towards Shri. J.P Nadda, National President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Shri. B.L. Santosh, National General Secretary (Organisation), Bharatiya Janata Party & Shri G Kishan Reddy, MoS Home, Government of India for extending their wishes for him to recover from COVID-19 infection.

Port Blair, Aug 17: ICG has commenced Joint Coastal Patrol (JCP) by embarking Marine Police personnel onboard ICG ships to develop synergy and provide sea training to Marine Police personnel for enhanced coastal security.

Port Blair, Aug 17: In the wake of rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in Round Basti-Atlanta point area and in ABC Colony, Shadipur along with detection of Multiple ILI cases in these areas, both these areas have been declared as Containment Zones.

Further, as there have been no further reports of COVID-19 Positive cases in Prem Nagar (Part) containment zone and all past cases have been discharged, the containment operations in this area have been declared closed.

Port Blair, Aug 17: The BJP State Unit, Andaman and Nicobar Islands celebrated the 74th Independence Day in a befitting manner following all the COVID-19 protocols and by maintaining Social Distancing. Flag was Hoisted at BJP Headquarters, Middle Point by Shri. Prakash Adhikari, Vice President, BJP, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Shri. Prakash Adhikari was authorised to hoist the National Flag at BJP HQ Port Blair by Shri. Ajoy Bairagi, President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Andaman and Nicobar Islands who couldn’t attend the function because of being in Quarantine for seven days as per protocol after defeating COVID-19. During the flag hoisting Shri. Vishal Jolly, Former President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Shri. N.K Udhaya Kumar, Chairperson, PBMC (President, Yuva Morcha, BJP, A & N Islands) and members of the BJP State Unit and different morchas of BJP were present.

Port Blair, Aug 17: The Government of India/ Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers welfare, on the request of A&N Administration, have included Port Meadows and Nancowry as Plant Quarantine Ports for import of stone aggregates under the Plant Quarantine Regulations, vide a Memorandum dated 13th Aug, 2020. As per existing arrangements only Port Blair was the notified port for the purpose of Plant Quarantine Regulations and all the cargo ships carrying stones, sand and aggregate had to mandatorily touch Port Blair for clearances, which was not only cumbersome/ time consuming but also economically disadvantageous. The notification would ease the procedures for import of stone aggregates for infrastructure projects especially in the Nicobar Islands and would lead to considerable savings in the transportation costs and time.