Union minister Jairam Ramesh said the Seemandhra region would get funding to the tune of Rs 50,000 crore for overall development of the region as compensation for it losing revenue from Hyderabad.

In a recent paper, Anagol, Etang and Karlan (2013) consider the income generated by these owning a cow or a buffalo in two districts of Uttar Pradesh, India. The net profit generated ignoring labour costs, gives rise to a small positive rate of return. Once any reasonable estimate of labour costs is added to costs, the rate of return is a large negative number. The authors conclude that households holding this type of assets do not behave according to the tenets of capitalism.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kallpavalli Vriksha Pempakamdarula & Ors.Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 11/12/2013 regarding ecological and environmental loss as a result of the establishment of the wind mills of Nallakonda wind farm in Andhra Pradesh.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/92-2013(OA)_11Dec2013.pdf

The State Government on Wednesday issued orders withdrawing the mining lease granted to Penna Cement Industries in Tadipatri mandal of Anantapur district.

Understanding farmers’ knowledge, atttitude and adaptation measures towards climate change in Anantapur District of A.P. - A presentation by Dr. K. Ravi Shankar at the 4th National Research Conference on Climate Change, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, October 26-27, 2013.

Morale-booster to drought-hit farmers in Anantapur district.

Anantapur: The district authorities have proposed to install solar panels at all mandal offices and social welfare hostels to overcome the severe shortage of electricity.

Anantapur: The groundwater table has plummeted alarmingly in Anantapur district due to scanty rainfall and excess extraction of water. The government has banned the drilling of new borewells in 271 villages keeping in view the poor groundwater levels.

The groundwater department has found that 50 per cent of existing borewells have dried up. On an average 70 per cent of the new borewells have failed in the district. Exploitation of groundwater is widespread in 19 mandals.

With the increased contamination of drinking water affecting the health of rural people, the government has initiated steps to test the quality of water at all the villages.

Though the task was gigantic to check quality of water with limited number of employees from various departments concerned, the government is using the services of Asha volunteers and Anganwadi workers of respective areas to check quality of water supplied to the rural people. As part of providing quality water, the Rural Water Supply(RWS)) department is conducting training programmes to the Asha volunteers and Anganwadi workers over testing drinking water samples.

Andhra Pradesh objects to Karnataka constructing the Paragodu barrage on a tributary of the Krishna river, but Karnataka denies violating any inter-State water-sharing agreement.

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