Port Blair, Feb. 9: 'Catch the Rain' initiative for rain water harvesting was launched by the Ministry of Jal Shakti with the tagline 'catch the rain, where it falls, when it falls’ to conserve rainwater. As part of this campaign, Raj Niwas, Port Blair has installed six Rainwater Harvesting Tanks (RWH), 3 of which have a capacity of 5 lakh litres each and with a total storage capacity of 15,28,000 litres. As per the prevailing charges of PBMC, the total storage capacity of water is equivalent to worth Rs. 3,89,640.00/-

Port Blair, Feb 9: South Andaman District Police is committed to zero tolerance policy against bootlegging and illicit handia. To ensure that bootleggers and illicit liquor sellers do not take advantage during this election period, a close vigil has been kept over the bootleggers and of late numerous raids have been conducted in various parts of this District.

Port Blair, Feb. 9: The vaccination drive is continuing smoothly in A&N Islands. As per data available, a total of 6,05,689 beneficiaries in the age group of 18 and above have been vaccinated so far in A&N Islands. Similarly, 22,925 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the age group of 15 to 18 years against the target beneficiaries of 23,000.The number of beneficiaries administered precautionary dose of vaccine so far stood at 7248.

Port Blair, Feb. 9: During the RT-PCR test conducted on 134passengers who arrived here yesterday, 2 positive cases have been detected. Today, 8 flights with 1008 passengers arrived, out of which, 853 passengers were vaccinated with both doses while RT-PCR test was conducted on 142 passengers (6 foreign travellers) and the reports are awaited. 

Port Blair, Feb 8: In an Order No. 127 issued today, the District Magistrate South Andaman has withdrawn the night curfew in place and also allowed opening up of tourist places and other activities that had been restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Order stated that Night curfew enforced in the entire District of South Andaman is hereby withdrawn with immediate effect with no restrictions on movement of men and materials.