HYDERABAD: Even as environmentalists have been crying foul over the severe pollution of water bodies in the city, including Hussainsagar lake, the authorities have stumbled upon pharma major Dr Red

The National Green Tribunal, Southern Bench on Monday ordered notice to Andhra Pradesh Government on a plea to restrain bulk drug manufacturing industries from causing pollution to Nakka Vagu river

After having a master plan for the Hyderabad Metropolitan Region and a transportation plan in the works, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) plans to formulate an environmental

The phase I of the Godavari drinking water supply project has received the forest clearance, which will pave the way for its implementation by next year.

Medak district of Andhra Pradesh is the picture of a paradox.

Prolonged excessive use of synthetic fertilisers has ruined the soil and agriculture in Medak district Years of dependency on chemical fertilisers has trapped the villagers of Hathnoor mandal of Na

Works taken up as part of NREGA scheme were found to help maintain ground water levels, aiding crop productivity

The UPA government’s flagship employment guarantee programme can play an important role in conserving natural resources and sustaining water supply and food production, according to a study. Conceived to provide livelihood security for the rural poor, the scheme can also help reduce and counter the impact of climate change in villages, according to the study, “Environmental Benefits and Vulnerability Reduction through Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme” by IISc, Bangalore in collaboration with the rural development ministry and the German international co-operation agency, GIZ.

Hyderabad: Six people died and 23 were injured in different incideue to unseasonal rains, thunder and hailstorm since April 1.

An anti-poverty project to transform the lives of ultra poor families has failed to make an impact and increase the net income of the targeted families in Medak district in the State at the end of four years.

The project sponsored by the World Bank and the Ford Foundation was aimed at graduating 426 households from extreme poverty to a more stable state by enabling them establish micro-enterprises through regular cash flows. The households without a male earning member and having ownership of less than an acre of land were selected in 103 villages for implementing the project.

Visakhapatnam:Encroachments in the guise of Forest Rights Act, cultivation and smuggling is shrinking forests. As much as 36.44 sq km of forest area has vanished in the state due to cultivation and illegal felling of trees within a span of one year. Andhra Pradesh forest department has completed collecting data of loss of forest cover during 2010-11 and is set to come out with a detailed report for the year 2012 soon.

Khammam district recor-ded an encroachment of 19.28 sq km forest area, the highest. Warangal, part of Karimnagar district followed with 6.66 sq km and Nizamabad forest circle comprising of Nizamabad and Medak was encroached to the tune of 2.46 sq km.