Anantapur, June 4: The survey being conducted under the aegis of the Survey of India (SoI) to determine state borders in the controversial Obulapuram mining area in Anantapur district is confining itself to establish temporary borders.

Karnataka officials are expressing doubts over the establishment of temporary borders.

Anantapur, June 1: Migration from rural areas, due to limited livelihood opportunities, inadequate wages and lack of people

J. Venkatesan

NEW DELHI: A vacation Bench of the Supreme Court on Monday directed the writ petition filed by the former deputy general manager with the Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC), V. Anjaneya, to permit him to become an approver and witness against the alleged illegal mining operations by the Reddy brothers, to be listed for hearing before the Forest Bench.

S.S. NEGI
In a new twist to the alleged illegal mining by Reddy brothers' Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) in Ballery forests, the Supreme Court on Monday referred to the "green bench" a petition by a former company officer, seeking to become a "witness and approver" to show how they had "manipulated" the survey report on the leased mines in its favour.

A. K. Shiva Kumar

The glitter of growth has added little sparkle to the lives of many peasants and rural workers. Deprivation, discrimination, and disadvantage dominate the everyday lives of large sections in rural Andhra Pradesh, an important new study*finds.

Anantapur, May 16: Anantapur district has the largest acreage under groundnut in the country.
For farmers in this district, groundnut is a preferred crop since it survives the rough terrain and the uncertainty of rainfall. The crop can withstand upto 50 days of dry spell.

Anantapur, May 11: Hundreds of unregistered granite and slab industries have been evading taxes in Tadipatri in Anantapur district for some years.

There are about 200 granite and 1,500 slab industries in Tadipatri, of which 61 are granite and 632 slab industries are unregistered. But these industries are operating by flouting norms with officials support.

The owners of Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC), the Reddy brothers, have now accused some of the mining companies of encroaching on their land, while claiming that the Supreme Court ruling vindicates their stand that they have not carried out any illegal mining.

In a major relief to Karnataka

Kadapa, May 10: Officials of the Rayalaseema Thermal Power Plant (RTPP) are searching for alternative water resources to cope with water scarcity as the water level is gradually depleting in the Mylavaram water body.

At present, water stored in the reservoir is 0.88 tmc feet and four power generation units in the plant require 33 cusecs of water everyday.

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