Thursday, May 14, 2020

PBMC initiatives amid COVID-19

Port Blair, May 13: To prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 in Port Blair City, PBMC has been taking the following initiatives with active participation of elected representatives. To acknowledge the great efforts of Sanitation Workers, Smti S.Selvi, Councillor, Ward No. 05, PBMC distributed essential commodities  viz. dry Ration items in Ward No. 05.  PBMC has been arranging breakfast / Lunch across various Wards in collaboration with Civil Society Organization. Breakfast was distributed in Ward No 13, Ward No. 17 and Ward No.18. Lunch was arranged for the Sanitary Mazdoors by Mr L.Moorthy, Nominated Councillor, in Ward No.4 and by Smti Anusia Devi, Councillor at Ward No 9.
Every year before the onset of Monsoon, PBMC carries out a Major drain desilting works to prevent flooding. As a part this exercise desilting work near Marine Hall, Mohanpura Market, Bus Stand, Main Office of PBMC and near Delanipur School were taken-up by PBMC on 07/05/2020. On 12/05/2020, an inspection was carried out by Chairperson, Secretary and Officials of the Council at the Brichgunj Check Dam located in the Quarry area. PBMC has taken-up the restoration works and raw water will be drawn from the source for treatment and further distribution to households. 
On 09/05/2020, another 318 Tons of water was transported from Rutland through Barge. As on date, a total of 2949 tons of water has been transported from Hutbay and Rutland Island through vessels and Barge. Self Help Groups constituted under the DAY - NULM got an order from the Andaman Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI) to prepare 5570 face masks. It is worth mentioning that the stitching activity was completed within a 10 days of time. Further PBMC has awarded another contract to make 5000 face masks to the SHG.

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