The Lt.Governor Lt.General (Retd.) Bhopinder Singh,PVSM,AVSM accompanied by a team of senior officers of the A&N Administration  visited Little Andaman on 23/01/2009. Shortly, after his arrival at Little Andaman, the Lt.Governor visited Netaji Naga and handed over 132 permanent houses constructed by APWD to beneficiaries of tsunami victims. There after, the Lt.Governor visited Harminder Bay and Farm Tekri and handed over 172 fully completed permanent houses to tsunami victims in these places. As many 1773 permanent houses are under construction at five different locations at Little Andaman .


             Addressing the gathering, the Lt. Governor asked the beneficiaries for proper maintenance and upkeep of the permanent shelter complex. In this context, he suggested them to constitute a team to look look into the maintenance part and other related affairs pertaining to permanent shelter complex. He told the beneficiaries that any shortcomings in the shelters can be brought into his notice and directed the concerned authorities for attending to the problems of the beneficiaries on priority. He wanted that the people living in the permanent shelters to become self-reliant . Underlining the need for strengthening Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Agriculture and tourism sectors, he said these sectors have tremendous growth potential and developed in the right earnest and can solve the livelihood problem of the people to a great extend besides generating employment. He also informed that the administration is taking up every necessary step of the improvement of the health care facilities in the islands. Latter , the Lt. Governor met the PRI members and the general public at the APWD guest house and discussed with them local projects for the provision of better amenities in these islands . The Lt. Governor gave on the spot directions to all concern authorities to attend the public grievances  on priority. He directed the Deputy Commissioner (SA) to submit a detail report on the representations and issues highlited by the people of the area.