Guntur, Nov. 18: The paper mills have agreed to purchase su-babul and eucalyptus trees from farmers in the district from November 20 by offering support price fixed by the state.

The district collector, Mr B. Venkatesam, and the joint-collector, Mr Kantilal Dande, on Tuesday convened a meet with the representatives of paper mills and farmers at the collectorate.

Guntur, Oct. 12: Despite being blessed with monuments, ancient Buddhist sites, bird sanctuaries, temples and beaches, the district is unable to attract more tourists because of lack of basic amenities. Neither the tourism department nor the state government has bothered to take steps to provide basic facilities such as restaurants, drinking water, toilets, and parking lots to the tourists.

The quantitative analysis of agricultural production systems has become an important step in the formulation of agricultural policy. A number of empirical studies have attempted to investigate producer responsiveness to product and input price changes, to estimate economics of scale, to assess the relative efficiency, and to measure the impact of technological change.

Hyderabad, Sept. 21: Biological heritage sites in the state are facing serious threats because of the upcoming Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and thermal power plants. Wildlife experts are concerned about the deathblow to the bird preservation sites in the state due to the units.

Guntur, Sept. 3: The district collector, Mr B. Venkatesam, on Wednesday said there would be no scarcity of fertilisers in the district with the beginning of the arrival of stocks to railway yard, Nehru Nagar in Guntur.

The collector made a surprise check of fertiliser stocks being received at the railway yard on Wednesday evening.

Hyderabad, July 23: It will be a double bonanza for farmers and their children. While irrigation projects under the Jalayagnam banner will help the farmers to draw water, the state tourism department's initiative to develop tourism centres at the irrigation project sites will help the wards of the farmers earn a livelihood.

All the irrigation projects would be developed as regional centres of tourist attraction by creating modern entertainment amenities. Of 72 irrigation projects that are under construction in different districts, 34 projects have been identified as tourism centres.

Hyderabad, July 13: Release of water to ayacut under Nagarjunasagar Project appears uncertain throwing agricultural operations in 22 lakh acres haywire. For the first time in the last four years, the irrigation department is not in a position to announce when the water is likely to be released in both right and left canals of the NSP.

June 12: Tigers are a rarity and spiders are dime a dozen. That has not prevented some forest officials from preferring the latter at the expense of the former. The Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger reserve (Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary) has been witnessing a steep fall in the number of big tigers or the panthera tigris. However, the magnificent animal's official protectors are not too bothered about this and are perfectly happy discovering new kinds of spiders and herbs.

The state government on Wednesday decided to continue the controversial cloud seeding operations for another five years. Tenders have been called to select the company which will conduct the operations. A top official said that there was actually no scientific reason for continuing the programme but added that there was

The Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, will lay the foundation stone for modernisation of delta at Puligadda village in Avanigadda constituency on June 6. The government has undertaken the works of modernising the canals and drains in Krishna and Guntur districts with an estimated cost of Rs 4,500 crore in which Rs 2,130 crore will be spent in Krishna district. Initially, the works in some packages have been awarded to contractors and works have been going on in some sectors as summer is most ideal for completing canal works.