Port Blair, July 14: The Port Blair Municipal Council under #Safai Apnao Bimaari Bhagao Abhiyan yesterday, conducted a special cleanliness drive across all 24 Wards of the city, aiming to enhance urban hygiene and cleanliness. Despite the adverse weather conditions, with heavy rains making the task challenging, PBMC sanitation staff displayed remarkable dedication and effort to ensure the success of this initiative.

Port Blair, July 13: In a significant step towards empowering individuals with disabilities, the Composite Regional Centre (CRC), A&N Islands distributed Aids and Appliances under ADIP Scheme (Scheme of Assistance to Persons with Disabilities for Purchase/Fitting of Aids /Appliances) at Abbhyuday Complex for Children, Children with Disabilities and Old age in Ferrargunj under the Directorate of Social Welfare, aiming to enhance the quality of life for the inmates.

Port Blair, July 14: In a significant move towards realizing the vision of Digital India Mission and to shift towards a 100% cashless bill payment system, the Electricity Department, A&N Administration shall discontinue collection of energy bill payments at the Site Offices and Common Service Centres (CSC) for the consumers of entire South Andaman District in the first phase w.e.f. 01.08.2024.

Port Blair, July 13: The Directorate of Health Services, A&N Administration in association with Union Territory Health Mission, A&N Islands observed World Population Day yesterday with the focus on population stabilization family planning service delivery along with IEC & Advocacy which focused on service provision with the theme ‘Healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies for wellbeing of mother and child’. The slogan for WPD 2024 was ‘Vikasit Bharat Ki Nayi Pehchan Pariwar Niyojan Har Dampati Ki Shaan’ 

Port Blair, July 14: Squally weather with surface wind 40-50 kmph is likely to be along and off Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Sea condition is also likely to be rough to very rough. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea along and off Andaman and Nicobar Islands till July 18. For further enquiries / information, one may contact helpline of State Emergency Operation Centre at Helpline No. 1070 & District Emergency Operation Centre at Helpline No. 1077. For any emergency/assistance at sea, call Coast Guard SAR Agency at Toll Free number 1554.