Greenpeace, the non-governmental organisation, has claimed that farmers get more income if they cultivate organic cotton instead of Bt cotton.

The NGO, which conducted a survey in three top cotton growing districts of Warangal, Karimnagar and Adilabad in Andhra Pradesh, said that the net income of organic cotton farmers is Rs 6,000 an acre, while Bt cotton farmers earned only Rs 2,000.

A. K. Shiva Kumar

The glitter of growth has added little sparkle to the lives of many peasants and rural workers. Deprivation, discrimination, and disadvantage dominate the everyday lives of large sections in rural Andhra Pradesh, an important new study*finds.

Adilabad, May 11: The shortage of drinking water is so acute in the remote Adivasi habitations (gudems) in the Agency are that it forced the district administration to relocate the gudems to nearby plain areas to save lives.

Hyderabad, May 2: The AP Forest Inventory Report 2010 has revealed that the state forest growing stock has decreased by 60 million cubic metres. As a direct result of the depleting growing stock, experts say the state will experience adverse climate changes and increasing temperatures.

NIZAMABAD, April 19: Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) leaders tried to obstruct the Praja Patham, a mass contact programme in the district on Monday in protest against the delay in carving out a separate state for Telangana.
The agitators created hurdles in the meetings of minister for medical education P. Sudarshan Reddy in Pegadapally and Langdapur villages in Bodhan mandal.

March 30: Ineffective garbage management by Warangal Municipal Corporation (WMC) is adversely affecting the quality of drinking water in a few places as harmful chemicals like chromium and lead are said to have been found in excess quantity well above World Health Organisation (WHO) specifications.

March 4: Lack of coordination among government departments and the apathy of higher officials have resulted in an abnormal delay in the prestigious Rs 140 crore drinking water scheme in the district. As a result, people of Kamareddy, Armoor municipalities and 366 villages will not get drinking water this summer.

Karimnagar, Feb. 14: The Chief Minister, Mr K. Rosaiah, said that separatist movements should not become obstacles in the path of progress and any such movements should have no place for violence.

The Chief Minister set the stone for the first phase of 2,100 megawatt gas-based power plant at Nedunur village under Timmapur mandal on Sunday.

Hyderabad, Nov. 10 The Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation and the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) are all set to enter into an MoU by this month-end for exploration of iron ore in Kadapa, Kurnool, Chittoor and Karimnagar districts in the State for setting up of benefication plants.

NIZAMABAD, Oct. 20: North Telangana is reeling from dengue fever: the combined death toll in Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Adilabad and Warangal districts has reached 100.

Though the disease has been claiming many in the last two months, the medical and health officials and Andhra Pradesh Vaidya Vidhana Parishad (APVVP) authorities have failed to rein it in.

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