Port Blair, Sep 16 (PTI) Andaman and Nicobar Islands MP Kuldeep Rai Sharma has urged the chief secretary to dispatch a cargo ship with sufficient ration to remote Katchal Island which is facing a scarcity of food grains and other essential commodities.

In a letter to Chief Secretary Jitendra Narain on Wednesday, the lawmaker stated that the residents of Katchal Island are panicked over the shortage.

The MP said that many shops have run out of ration, which were received in the last ship that had anchored on its shores on August 5.