Port Blair, Aug 22: Setting an example, the people of A&N Islands, have taken an initiative to help people of Kerala, who are now suffering from natural calamity. Dozens and Dozens of faceless and responsible Islanders with the help of the MP, Mr. Bishnu Pada Ray, have raised the fund amounting to Rs. 93,910/- (in rupees) and collected the relief materials worth around 25,00,000 for the flood hit people of Kerala. Packing was done with the help of volunteer students from DBRAIT and officers and men of Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy. All the rescue kits are being airlifted by Andaman Nicobar Command to Kerala on Aug 21, 2018. Around 2.5MT relief materials were airlifted to Kerala through aircraft of ANC.
Port Blair, June 16: The Member of Parliament, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, along with the Ex-chairperson PBMC, K Ganeshan today met the Secretary, APWD at his office and discussed major water projects proposed in the islands. He informed the Secretary about the difficulties faced by the residents due to the water crisis Six Municipal Wards, particularly during the dry season. He also requested the Secretary, APWD for completing the repair works of pipelines damaged due to the Dairy Farm Culvert Project. The Secretary, APWD informed the MP that out of the two pipelines damaged at the culvert project site, repair work of one pipeline is already completed and repair work of another pipeline is under progress which will also be completed shortly. Once the work is completed residents will face no water problems. On the culvert project, she informed that work is progressing at a fast pace and is likely to be completed soon. On the proposed major water projects, she informed that the submarine p