Lt. Governor distributes keys of 216 permanent shelters at Little Andaman


        The Lt Governor, Lt Gen (Retd) Bhopinder Singh, PVSM, AVSM, today handed over the keys of 216 permanent shelters constructed at Onge Tikrey in Little Andaman to the beneficiaries who lost their hard earned properties during tsunami at a function organized here. Addressing the gathering, the Lt Governor reiterated that the GoI and A&N Administration is making all efforts to rehabilitate the affected families by providing permanent shelters in a phased manner.

       The Lt. Governor disclosed that a total of 965 shelters will be constructed at Onge Tikrey and all basic facilities like road, power, water, community hall, medical and shopping centres will be provided to the residents to cater to their daily needs.

       The Lt Governor expressed the hope that the occupants of the dwelling units will keep the area clean and urged them to develop good relation with their neighbours. He also urged the beneficiaries not to lease out the shelters to third parties or on rent basis. The Lt Governor also informed the gathering that few permanent shelters which are under construction at Farm Tikrey in Little Andaman will be given to the beneficiaries in the coming month.

       Later, the Lt Governor interacted with the PRI Members in Hut Bay Guest House along with the officers of A&N Administration on various issues pertaining to development of the area.

       The First Lady of the Islands Smti.Bhawanee Singh, the Chief Secretary(i/c), Shri. Arvind Ray, Development Commissioner-cum-Secretary(R&R), Shri. Tapan Mandal, Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman, Shri. S N Jha accompanied the Lt. Governor on his visit to Little Andaman.

       The First Lady of the Islands distributed few keys of the shelters to the beneficiaries on the occasion.

       The Commissioner-cum-Secretary(R&R) on the occation briefed the gathering about the project and the facilities to be offered to the beneficiaries.

       Earlier, the Pramukh, little Andaman, Shri. Joga Rao, Pradan, Shri. Palani, PRI Members and local officers received the Lt.Governor on his arrival at Hut Bay. 



The Hon'ble Lt Governor, Lt Gen (Retd) Bhopinder Singh, PVSM, AVSM, unveiling the plaque to mark the inauguration of permanent shelters at Onge Tikrey on  15.07.2008. The First Lady of the Islands, Smt. Bhawanee Singh also graced the occasion.

The First Lady of the Islands, Smt. Bhawanee Singh handing over the key of the permanent shelter to a beneficiary

The First Lady of the Islands, Smt. Bhawanee Singh cutting the ribbon to inaugurate a permanent shelter at Onge Tikrey on 15.07.2008.