Hyderabad, March 9: The leader of Opposition, Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu, turned emotional in the House on Tuesday while talking about the woes of flood victims.

He slammed the government and ministers for not helping thousands of flood victims of Kurnool and Mahbubnagar districts.

The AP Real Estate Developer's Association (APREDA) will enter into an agreement with the Project Directors of Housing of Kurnool and Mahbubnagar districts, to take up construction of houses in the flood hit parts.

Kurnool, Feb. 17: Drought, followed by floods, has severely affected farmers

Kurnool, Feb. 2: The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, and the United Progressive Alliance chairperson, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, jointly presented an award, citation and memento to the Kurnool collector, Mr Mukesh Kumar Meena. for successful implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in the district in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Hyderabad, Feb. 1: The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Hyderabad will organise a three-day international conference on climate change and its impact on water, food and environment in the city from Wednesday. About 300 delegates from various universities are expected to attend.

Jan. 28: Alleging discrimination in selection of flood victims, villagers of Kochhervu in Dhone mandal of Kurnool district refused to take crop compensation from the government on Thursday. They demanded issue of cheques to everyone in the village for crop damage and staged protests in front of mandal parishad development office and revenue office.

Kurnool, Jan. 27: Survey by experts reportedly blamed illegal constructions along the riverbanks for floods that wreaked havoc in the Kurnool district.

Jan. 17: Farmers are eagerly waiting for flood assistance from the state government as they had suffered heavy losses during floods in Kurnool district.
They are expecting assistance as the Chief Minister, Mr K. Rosaiah, will review district development in Hyderabad on Monday. During kharif season, farmers suffered losses due to drought, floods and untimely rains.

In early October 2009, flash floods hit southern India. The
disaster affected nearly two million people and claimed hundreds
of lives. Oxfam India responded by providing relief provisions to 13,000 households in two of the worst affected districts, Bagalkot in Karnataka and Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh.

Sanjay Jog / Mumbai December 21, 2009, 0:01 IST

The Union home ministry wants state governments to take proactive action against illegal mining as it has become a national security threat.

In a recent meeting with the states, the home ministry said that windfall profits from such mining of minerals and sand were being used by the mafia to aid extremist elements.

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