The State Government on Wednesday issued orders withdrawing the mining lease granted to Penna Cement Industries in Tadipatri mandal of Anantapur district.

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

To meet the ever-increasing demand for power due to changing lifestyle and increased usage of electrical appliances, the Andhra Pradesh government is contemplating achieving additional hydel capaci

As part of its corporate social responsibility, Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a defence public sector undertaking, has provided Rs 63 lakh for supply of safe drinking water in Narayanpur and Jango

The humble tulsi plant, a ubiquitous presence in Indian homes, has found a unique application in the treatment of fluoride-contaminated water in Andhra Pradesh’s Nalgonda district.

Hyderabad: Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday said Andhra Pradesh had become the first state in India to provide food security for the poor with his government’s “Mana Biyyam” (our rice) scheme.

The scheme is aimed at providing quality rice for just Rs 1 per kg through the public distribution system. The scheme will cover nearly 2.2 crore white ration card holders in the state at an annual expenditure of Rs 9,600 crore.

The AP High Court on Monday directed the state government to file a status report on the quantity of the Krishna water required to cater to the drinking water needs of the people of Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Nalgonda, Guntur and Prakas-am districts. The court said it had no concern with politics, only with equal distribution of water to all the regions of the state.

A Division Bench, comprising acting Chief Jus-tice P.C. Ghose and Just-ice Vilas V. Afzulpurkar, was dealing with petitions seeking a direction to the state government to not release water from Nagarjunasagar to the Krishna Delta if the water level in the reservoir was below 510 feet. D. Prakash Reddy, senior counsel arguing for the petitioners, brought to the notice of the court that the water levels at Srisailam and Nagarju-nasagar reservoirs may not be sufficient to fulfill drinking water needs till June 30, 2012.

In what is being seen as a disturbing trend, studies have revealed that the drinking and groundwater in Chittoor district is polluted with high concentrations of uranium, 135 times more than the sa

The article reviews and summarizes the climate change mitigation and adaptation work undertaken by ICRISAT. The effects of climate change are already being experienced in several parts of the world. Even though the effects of climate change will be felt over all kinds of agricultural production systems, they will be more pronounced in dryland areas

The urban growth in mandals in the State has declined by 3.5 per cent during 2001-11 compared with the previous decade, according Census data.