The Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation (APMDC) has floated a global invitation for expression of interest (EoI) for entering into agreement with it for operating heavy mineral beach sand mines (HMBS), mineral separation plants and value-added industries under the public private partnership (PPP) mode and the response has been very encouraging.

Rajahmundy, May 25: Laila cyclone brought relief to East Godavari in the form of developing water sources, both surface and ground water.
Studies reveal that the district, which was otherwise reeling under severe water shortage, benefited from the rains due to the cyclone immensely.

Rajahmundry, May 24: Authorities in the Godavari districts have taken up a special drive for maintenance of sanitation especially in villages which were affected in the recent cyclonic storm, and are also organising health camps to educate people on health hazards.

May 20: Cyclone Laila left a trial of devastation in both East and West Godavari districts with the inundation of paddy fields, damaged roads, overflowing canals, uprooted electric poles and snapped power lines under the influence of heavy rainfall with gales. In East Godavari, based on preliminary reports, paddy crop was damaged over about 142 acres, 41 houses were damaged fully and 70 partly.

Rajahmundry, May 17: Villagers are likely to face a shortage of drinking water as the existing water levels in summer storage tanks are gradually depleting and irrigation authorities are planning to extend the reopening of the canals beyond 45 days as per the original schedule for taking up maintenance works in both East and West Godavari districts.

May 9: Following Sunday

Kakinada, May 5: The president of the East Godavari District Congress Committee and zilla parishad chairman, Mr Ch. Venugopala Krishna, said that he had recently appealed to the Chief Minister, Mr K.

Rajahmundry, May 3: The Praja Rajyam chief, Mr K. Chiranjeevi, will launch his bus tour, demanding that the Centre and state governments expedite the multi-utility Indira Sagar (Polavaram) project at Antarvedi village in East Godavari on May 5; and will continue his tour in several districts until its culmination at a public meeting at Polavaram village in West Godavari on May 19.

Kakinada, April 25: Drinking water pilferage is rampant in East Godavari district of seven municipalities and two municipal corporations.

Kakinada, April 18: The destruction of hundreds of acres of mangroves in East Godavari and Yanam (an Union territory of Puducherry) districts is worrying environmentalists and nature lovers.

Sources say that industrialists and people with the help of political leaders are engaging in destroying the-se trees for preparation of illicitly-distilled (ID) liquor and for other reasons too.

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