March 28: Hyderabad lagged behind other metros in the country in observing Earth Hour on Saturday.
Earth Hour, a global initiative by the World Wildlife Fund to fight climate change was organised in the city by a few corporates.
Lights were switched off lights for 60 minutes between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm on Saturday.

March 25: The city scores low among other southern capitals when it comes to child health.
Bengaluru leads the south brigade, followed by Thiruvananthapuram and Chennai in the Lifebuoy Child Health Quotient Survey, the results of which were released on Wednesday.
Hyderabad has been ranked 12th among the 17 state capitals where the survey was conducted among mothers.

March 19: The Citizens for a Better Public Transport (CBPTH), a conglomeration of 15 NGOs, asked the state government should immediately scrap the "concessional agreement" it has entered into with Maytas to develop the Metro Rail project in Hyderabad.

March 17: Maytas Infra on Tuesday formally requested the state government to extend the deadline to achieve financial closure for the Rs 12,000-crore Hyderabad Metro Rail project.
It is learnt that Maytas Infra wants three to six months more but sources close to the Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, said he had directed the officials to go by the deadlines stipulated in the agreement.

March 12: Star hotels of the city have also opted for daily power cuts, like malls and multiplexes. The state government has decided to impose a two-day power holiday per week or daily power cuts on star hotels and software companies. Hospitals and diagnostic centres have been exempted from power holiday.

March 5: The government may ask industrial consumers to agree to a two-day power holiday with many power traders who agreed to supply around 700 MW' every day backing off.
With the onset of power crisis, the industrial units had been asked to reduce the demand for four hours which was later extended to one day recently.

March 3: The city is likely to face severe water shortage as a result of the rapid growth in infrastructure, sources said.
"The utilisation of ground water has increased since the last four years. But, there has been no increase in the water table in the city," said Mr N. Srinivasu, the additional director of the ground water department.

March 3: The Andhra Pradesh Biodiversity Board officials said the decision of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation to plant trees that provide shade alone is a "blunder".

The plantation programmes of GHMC would have filled up coffers of the civil body had it gone for planting economically important trees.

The lives of nearly four million people of Thatta, Badin, Tando Mohammad Khan and the rural parts of Hyderabad districts were under threat due to the supply of highly contaminated water. These districts of lower Sindh get water through the irrigation system of left bank canal system of Kotri Barrage, including Phulelli Canal, Pinyari and Akram Wah.

In this paper, an analysis of data from continuous ambient air monitoring station in Hyderabad is reported to better understand daily and seasonal trends of particulates and chemistry of ozone pollution in the atmosphere.

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