The cyclone is likely to hit southern Andhra coast close to Machilipatnam in Krishna District this afternoon

Andhra Pradesh administration is fully geared up to face the severe cyclonic storm Helen over west- central Bay of Bengal which is likely to hit southern Andhra coast close to Machilipatnam in Krishna District this afternoon.

Hyderabad: Ravaged by six days of rain last week, and by Cyclone Phailin a fortnight ago, Srikakulam faces another round of heavy rain.

According to the Meteorological department, isolated heavy rain may occur over Srikakulam in the next 24 hours. The district continued to receive intense rain on Sunday: Ranasthalam recorded 16 cm. The official death toll in the rains was placed at 47, with six persons still missing.

Heavy rains battering several parts of Andhra Pradesh for the last five days have left at least 42 persons dead, caused extensive damage to standing crops spread over eight lakh hectares and inunda

Ground water is a significant source for drinking, agricultural and aquaculture purposes in Godavari region. Groundwater if contaminated due to manmade activities cause concern on environment and human health. The aim of the present study is to review the impact of aquaculture on environment briefly and to assess the ground water quality in East Godavari District. Aquaculture activities are major impact on water resources-they are physical, chemical and biological.

The East Godavari district administration has written a letter to the State Government to cancel the NOC granted for mining operations in two villages following irregularities.

The outcome at the 12 gram sabhas held in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts will impact the projects proposed in Vizag and East Godavari district

The decade-old struggle by the Dongria Kondhs and other traditional forest-dwellers in Odisha culminating in rejection of the proposed bauxite mining by Orissa Mining Corporation and Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) in Niyamgiri hills will have an impact on mining projects in tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh.

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) have commonly been known as rich people's disease, but a recent study in the state reveals how the NCD caseload in the state is more in rural pockets of Warangal, E

Rajahmundry: Urbanisation and migration of wage seekers is the cause of the sharp rise in slums in the city.

In East Godavari, both the commercial city Rajahmundry and port city Kakinada are plagued with increasing slums in the last decade. As per Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas (MEPMA) statistics gathered by East Godavari unit, 92 slums exist in Rajahmundry and 98 in Kakinada.

Hyderabad: The deaths due to sunstroke have risen to 524 since April 1, 2013, according to the department of Disaster Management of the state government.

It, however, says that the sample collected during exploration activity should not be used for commercial activity

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has accorded 'green signal' to Oil India Ltd's (OIL's) proposed exploration activities in KG–ONN–2004/1 block in the Krishna-Godavari basin.