Oct. 28: A severe food crisis looms large over the state with the government deciding to declare a crop holiday for 75 per cent irrigable area in the Godavari delta in the forthcoming Rabi season.
The delta, with over 10 lakh acres in East and West Godavari districts and considered to be the rice bowl of the state, produces
27 lakh tonnes of paddy annually.
Andhra Pradesh is facing a drought-like situation this year. The state had been receiving good rainfall ever since YSR Reddy became Chief Minister for the first term in June 2004. In his second term now, the Chief Minister is now thinking of declaring a drought in case the state does not receive sufficient rainfall by August 15.
June 10: The Praja Rajyam chief, Mr K. Chiranjeevi, on Wednesday, appealed to the state government to give top priority to provide safe drinking water. Participating in the debate on Motion of Thanks to the Governor
The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, among other things, seeks to promote community participation in school education. The programme has completed its first phase of five years of implementation. This article evaluates the working of the school education management committee in a tribal area of East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
Jalimudi village in East Godavari district will get 1,000 litres of potable water every day, produced from air. The water station, the first of its kind set up in any village in India, has begun trial runs.
The paddy-rich coastal Andhra region is turning into a new battleground for anti-special economic zone movement.
The ongoing agitation by farmers against the proposed multi-purpose SEZ near the port city of Kakinada has received a major boost with Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar throwing her weight behind the movement.
Rajahmundry, Dec. 17: Unscientific recycling of used plastic saline bottles has become rampant as the health authorities fail to keep a tab on their pilferage from hospitals to scrap shops in East Godavari.