Port Blair, July 5: The general public have been informed that the Electricity Department is taking various effective measures for improving the power supply in A&N Islands. As a step towards this, relay coordination among all stations for isolating faulty feeders to restrict faults from travelling to power houses / sub-stations was done to prevent grid collapse. Massive HT / LT line clearance in tie lines / feeders was executed through outsource to increase reliability. The Department has installed two hiring plants of 10 MW & 5 MW capacity at Bambooflat under PPA to meet the increasing peak demand. Simultaneously, two Battery Energy Storage projects are in pipeline and are expected to be commissioned by 2026 to deal with grid stability issues and solar intermittency.

Campbell Bay, July 5: Headquarters, Andaman and Nicobar Command conducted Phase 2 of the Ex-Servicemen Outreach Programme for veterans residing in Great Nicobar Island from 29 June to 4th July, 2024. The main event was inaugurated by Air Marshal Saju Balakrishnan, AVSM, VM, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) and Smt Latha Saju on 3rd July, 2024 at Community Hall, Campbell Bay.

Port Blair, July 5: The South Andaman District Police continues to demonstrate its unyielding attitude against the illicit trade and poaching of wildlife animals has achieved great success on seizure of 23.375 Kgs of venison.

On 26/06/2024, during patrolling near Tushnabad by SI Devanand Pathak, SHO PS Ograbraj along with ASI Suleman Beck, HC S. Vijay Kumar, HG(R) Sundra Bai and PC (D) Prokash Halder in Government vehicle, they notice that a lady with an aluminium container in her hand rushing towards her house in a suspicious manner. Suspecting illegal activity, the lady was intercepted and during checking it was found that the aluminium container was completely filled with venison packed in plastic polythene and one head of deer. Further, the venison and deer head were seized on the spot and the lady was detained after observing all codal formalities. Later, all the seized wildlife products and detained lady were handed over to Forest Officials for further necessary action at their end.

Port Blair, July 5: The India Reserve Battalion, Andaman & Nicobar Police, in collaboration with the Directorate of Health Services and the Blood Center, G.B. Pant Hospital, successfully organized multi-specialty medical camp and health awareness drive today at the Conference Hall of IRBn(HQ), Port Mout.

The expert medical team, led by Medical Officer Dr. Vivek Saini, included Dr. Mohammed Irshad (Junior Resident, Orthopedics), Dr. Saurav Singh (Junior Resident, Ophthalmology), and Shri Supreet Meher (Audiologist, ENT) and provided comprehensive medical consultations and treatments, which received an enthusiastic response from the community. With over 200 personnel & their family members benefited from the initiative addressing various health concerns.

Port Blair, July 5: Under the chairmanship of Shri Arjun Sharma (IAS), the Deputy Commissioner South Andaman, a pivotal meeting for the Pradhan Mantri Matsya SampadaYojana (PMMSY) was held today, marking a significant stride towards boosting the fisheries sector.

The session focused primarily on concurrence of the proposal on Acquisition of Deep Sea Fishing Vessel under PMMSY & selection of 38 beneficiaries for various subsidy programs including construction of new pond for brackish water aquaculture, purchase of insulated vehicles two wheeler with ice box, three wheeler with ice-box, re-circulatory aquaculture system, cold storage/ice plant etc. From this insightful meeting, the Committee extended the time period for last date for submission of subsidy claim for 24 beneficiaries.