CIP by Coast Guard at Burma Nallah

Port Blair
24 Apr 2018

The Indian Coast Guard Ship Aruna Asaf Ali conducted a Community Interaction Program (CIP) at Community Hall Burma Nallah, Chidiyatapu on Tuesday. The interaction was aimed at sensitizing the locals about safety and security at sea as well as providing impetus to Govt of India flagship programme ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’. Various schemes under the flagship programme were displayed including Sukanya Samridhi, Right to Education Act 2010, Unfavourable Sex Ratio – Adverse effects, Illegal determination of Foetus, Importance of Mahila Sabha in every Gram Panchayat and Felicitation of Meritorious Girl Children. Smt Shanthi Vardharajan, Gram Pradhan and Mr Suresh Kumar, Panchayat Member along with 40 local fishermen were present during the interaction.

During the event, the locals including fishermen were briefed about various safety precautions to be adhered whilst operating at sea, including use of safety equipment and gears. The fishermen were advised to carry all lifesaving equipment, boat registration papers including individual biometric ID cards. The Fishermen were also advised to operate in groups/buddy system, so that they can help each other during distress situations and also inform Coast Guard/ Police authorities. They were sensitized for sharing any safety or security related information with Coast Guard and Police on helpline numbers 1554 and 1093 respectively.  Indian Coast Guard undertakes Community Interactions on a regular basis towards enhancing safety and security at seas as well as addressing issues put forward by the fishing community.