Plastic waste generation is no longer a problem confined to metro cities.

Hyderabad: The dengue virus is more widespread than estimated, as India alone accounted for 33 million infections in 2012, according to a study published by Oxford University researchers on April 7.

While the World Health Organisation estimates the number to be 100 million worldwide, the study claims that in 2012, about 390 million people suffered from dengue.

Hyderabad: The nearly Rs 4,000-crore phase-I of the Godavari drinking water project for Greater Hyderabad is about to overcome a major environmental hurdle with the state government giving a green signal to the Water Board to take over 28 acres of forest land in Ranga Reddy district for construction of a master balancing reservoir.

The state forest department has agreed to give away 28 acres of forest land after the Water Board provided it with an equal extent of land in Murmur mandal in Karimnagar.

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) is planning to replicate the Gujarat model to ensure street food safety in eight cities including Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata among others.

This apart, a senior official of FSSAI said here on Thursday that of the Rs 4,500 crore sanctioned by the Centre under the 12th Five Year Plan, 70 per cent would be given to states to develop infrastructure facilities which includes setting up of food testing laboratories.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has obtained clearances for a 40 MW power plant with municipal solid waste generated in the city.

This is sounds like crisis.

To protect lakes from encroachments and ensure their upkeep, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) will rope in corporates and non-governmental organisations (NGO) by floating a n

Patancheru and its surrou-nding areas in Hyderabad are well known for soil and water pollution, but what is shocking is that the contamination level of poisonous arsenic have touched 50,000 parts p

From the sky, the Garden City of Bangalore now looks more smoggy compared to other mega cities in the subcontinent, thanks to rising levels of tiny soot particles in the atmosphere from vehicle and

The last planeload carrying participants from the COP 11 meeting of the international Convention on Biodiversity has flown out of Hyderabad, much to the relief of its citizens who were all inconvenienced for two weeks by the razzmatazz. One wonders if the 111th Conference of the Parties, when it occurs sometime in the future, will continue to parade the same sort of brave resolutions masking firmly-held governmental and corporate resolve not to implement any. (Letters)