The fresh leases were granted to OMC for captive use in the light of a very large integrated steel plant proposed to be set up in Kadapa district by Janardhan Reddy’s Bramhani Steels. However, the lease orders issued by the government mentioned no such condition, thus allowing the company third-party sales.

BANGALORE, 5 SEPT: The CBI today arrested mining baron and former minister Mr G Janardhan Reddy and managing director of Obalapuram Mining Company (OMC) Mr BV Srinivas Reddy after conducting raids

March 6: The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme (MGNREGS) is bringing about a silent revolution in rural areas in this drought-prone district. The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, inaugurated the programme in a remote village, Bandlapalli, in Anantapur district on February 2, 2006.

Supreme Court has asked the states to evict illegal occupants of village commons.  This a report by Down to Earth on the apex court judgement which said that transfer of village community land for private & commercial use is illegal and asked all state governments to prepare schemes for eviction of illegal occupants of village community land & restore them back for the purpose it was originally meant for. 

Feb. 10: Central Bureau of Investigation officials ins-pected all controversial mining sites in Obulapuram and H. Siddapuram villages as part of their investigation for the second day in D. Hi-rehal mandal on Thursday. Officials including Indian Bureau of Mines senior geologists visited Anantapur Mining Company, Obulapuram Mining Company 1 & 2, Y.

The CBI is now free to go ahead with the probe into the alleged iron ore mining irregularities in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, with the Supreme Court on Monday refusing to put a stay on the Andhra Pradesh High Court

Jan. 6: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has assigned the job of probing into the Obulapuram Mining Corporation (OMC) to the Hyderabad unit that had earlier probed into the Satyam scam.

The report of the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) submitted to Supreme Court, recommending the cancellation of mining leases belonging to Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC), owned by Reddy brothers of Bellary.

The statistical analysis of hydrologic data derives importance in the planning and design of water resource projects which require information on different hydrologic events that are governed by probability distribution. The present study attempts to select an appropriate probability distribution function to forecast maximum hourly rainfall intensity during southwest monsoon at Kurnool and Ananthapur raingauge stations located in the drought prone area of Rayalseema region of Andhra Pradesh.