Port Blair, June 1: To cater to the long standing demand of working women for safe and affordable accommodation in Middle Andaman, Admiral DK Joshi, PVSM,AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor, A & N Islands and Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency has cleared the proposal for construction of a Working Women’s Hostel at Mithila Village at Rangat. Land for this project has been set apart by the District Administration and the 1st installment of Rs.432.67 lakh has been received from Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt. of India under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK).

Port Blair, June 1: The unabated increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases is causing global level variations in climatic systems and will result in the intensification of global warming effect in the near future.  Projected impacts of climate change include extended periods of drought, loss of soil fertility, change in the length of growing season and degradation of land, which will negatively impact agricultural production. The impact of climate change is more prominent in small islands than the large continental countries.  In order to deliberate upon these issues for identifying and prioritizing major impacts on island ecosystem a workshop was organised at ICAR-CIARI on 11th March 2020 to formulate adaptation strategies. 

Sailing to Kolkata and from Vizag Passengers Planned

Port Blair, June 1: As part of the transportation of stranded passengers to and from A&N Islands to Mainland, MV Nicobar arrived Port Blair at 1700 Hrs on 01st June 2020 with 87 stranded passengers from Chennai. Earlier MV Nancowry had sailed from Port Blair on 26th May 2020 with 161 passengers.

Port Blair, June 1: The State President-BJP, A & N Islands Shri. Ajoy Bairagi along with Shri. Jyotirmoy Bawali, State General Secretary, A & N Islands were on a visit to North & Middle Andaman District between 25th May 2020 to 31st May, 2020. During their visit, they met all party leaders, supporters, karyakartas as well as the people of several villages of North & Middle Andaman.

Port Blair, June 1: As part of its COVID 19 Initiative, RFA has distributed handmade cotton masks across various sections of the society. Masks were provided to frontline workers like all Anganwadis workers of Port Blair and Ferrargunj Tehsil, staff of AAJVS who work for protection of tribals, to Councilors of various wards for the sanitary workers of their wards, to all children and staff of Child Care Institutions of South Andaman and residents of the state run Old Age Home.