Hyderabad, Aug. 25 The Andhra Pradesh Government has decided to develop four regional greenfield airports under the public-private participation (PPP) mode.

To be taken up under the build, own and transfer (BOT) model, these airports are proposed at Orvakal (Kurnool district), Jakranpalli (Nizamabad), Ramgundem (Karimnagar) and Tadepalligudem (West Godavari).

Aug. 9: Hyderabad is the worst affected among seven Telangana districts, failing to get any rain in the last week, according to the Indian Meteorological Department

June 28: Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) has decided to tear up the ground in a process called open cast mining, to meet the voracious demand for coal. The decision could render 20,000 people homeless and affect 200 villages.

KARIMNAGAR: In a bizarre incident, hunters killed 19 peacocks by sprinkling poison-laced seed at a water point on the outskirts of Kalwakota village of Medipalli mandal of Karimnagar district on Sunday.

In the context of growing recognition of health as a vital component of human capital and the need for evolving sustainable health care system (HCS), an epidemiologic study was conducted in an area in rural AP in 2006. The empirical results show a higher level of sickness than at the state level and poor access and utilisation of existing HCF.

Karimnagar/Anantapur/Vizianagaram

Heavy toll of lives among the tribal people has been reported in northern Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. From 2003 till date, every year between June and August, mysterious viral deaths have been occurring in the tribal areas.

April 23: The Water Board has decided to go for land acquisition to execute the Moulana Abdul Kalam Srujala Sravanti Godavari Drinking Water Project for the city.
Over 1,100 acres are required to lay pipelines from Hyderabad to Karimnagar. Of the total, 500 acres in large chunks is needed for construction of reservoirs.

While declining real product prices faced by primary commodity producers was one of the central causes of rising farm indebtedness, the gradual shrinkage of formal credit institutions in rural areas has simultaneously caused increasing dominance of private players in the credit market, rendering producers all the more vulnerable.

An oligopolistic market, fluctuating market conditions, inadequate modernisation and the subordinate status of hired workers have contributed to the poor living conditions of workers in Sircilla, a powerloom centre of Andhra Pradesh. The state and central governments need to intervene in a more organised fashion to end the distress.

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