Karimnagar, Sept. 19: The National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme of the Central government has inadvertently led to large-scale mechanisation in the agriculture sector of the district.

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Karimnagar, Aug. 27: In an effort to expedite the ongoing development works in the vast Manthani division comprising several backward villages, which hitherto remained the citadels of the Naxal outfits, the district administration has laid focus on executing works including the soon-to-be launched lift irrigation scheme at Kaleshwaram in Mahadevpur mandal on a priority basis.

The Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, is likely to launch the lift irrigation scheme at Metpalli near Kaleshwaram in the next fortnight, sources said.

Karimnagar, Aug. 18: Even while various trade unions are trying to ensure the participation of the Singareni coalminers in the ensuing nation-wide strike call on August 20, the Singareni management has launched a campaign to persuade the workmen to desist from the one-day strike.

Karimnagar, July 30: Farmers of Nareddypalli in Ellanthakunta mandal in Karimnagar have been harnessing nature's wisdom to enhance output and control pests even as their comrades across the state are agitating against the shortage of fertilisers. Armed with bio-pesticides such as

Karimnagar, July 13: The fisheries department has stocked a total of 56.97 lakh of advanced quality fingerlings of major carp variety at a cost of Rs 17.69 lakhs in the LMD reservoir in the town as part of reservoir fishery development programme to benefit about 1,100 fishermen families. A small quantity of 3.07 lakh fish seed was also stocked in the Upper Manair Dam reservoir in Sircilla division in the current year. However, the department is presently enforcing a two months ban on fishing in the two reservoir in view of the breeding season. The ban will be lifted in August.

Karimnagar July 10: The main Opposition parties have drawn up ambitious plans to highlight the grievances of the Singareni workers and espouse their cause with a view to consolidate their strength in the entire coal belt ahead of the next general elections.

In an effort to provide water to the tail-end areas, the irrigation department has proposed to construct eight mini lift-irrigation projects on the left bank of River Manair in Odela mandal in Peddapalli division. The mini lift-irrigation schemes will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 4.21 crore to provide water to 1,195 acres spread in six villages in Odela mandal. The farmers of the tail-end areas of Madaka, Pothkapalli, Roopnarayanapet, Baya-mpalli, Indurthy and Gudem will be benefited by the projects.

The Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, Mr D. Srinivas, exuded confidence that the people would repose their faith in the Congress and bring the pro-farmer YSR government again to power in the next elections to continue the development endeavour.

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