Nellore: Much to the relief of officials and general public, there is hardly any impact because of Hudhud cyclone in SPSR Nellore district.

A good number of brick kilns are operating along the Mumbai highway between Nellore and Atmakur, a fact that has triggered concern among those who travel frequently on this highway.

More than 800 Olive Ridley turtles, which came to lay eggs on the beaches of Nellore in Andhra Pradesh, have died, it was reported on Tuesday.

N.V. Sivarama Prasad, District Forest Officer, Nellore, said such large-scale deaths of Olive Ridley turtles had not been reported from the Andhra Pradesh coast in the recent past. The deaths were caused mainly by the use of trawl nets by fishermen. Local fishermen used only gill nets, which did not pose a threat to the turtles.

At least 1,122 carcasses of Olive Ridley turtles were washed ashore on the beaches of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in January alone.

More than 145 dead turtles were found on the stretch between Marina Beach and Neelankarai, while 226 were found between Neelankarai and Marakkanam. In Andhra Pradesh, Nellore recorded 547 carcasses. Marine conservationists say there has been a sharp increase in the number of dead turtles found along the beaches of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

This is text of National Green Tribunal judgement in the matter of M/s P Kantarao Pynampuram village and others Vs The Secretary to Government Ministry of Environment and Forest New Delhi and others dated 17/12/2013 regarding proposed thermal power plant by Andhra Pradesh Power Development Company Ltd. and request for fresh Environmental Impact Assessment in Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh.

A 40-member NDRF team deployed to carry out rescue and relief operations

Krishna district authorities alerted the people in the cyclone-prone 12 mandals where evacuation measures have already been put in place in the wake of the likely landfall of Cyclone Helen on Thursday near Kavali in Nellore district.

Hyderabad: Districts along the Bay of Bengal coast began gearing up for Cyclone Phailin, which is expected to make landfall on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.

Officials and staff have been put on high alert and the state government has drawn up an action plan. It includes, when the cyclone is 500 km from the coast: Total suspension of fishing operations, evacuation from coastal areas, regulation of rail and road traffic.

Sources say the cost of setting up the power plant is Rs 5,000 cr; the project has already received forest and defence nod

Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) is known to be in talks to purchase a 1,320-megawatt coal-based power plant at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, that belongs to Hyderabad-based Kineta Power.

The company officials have sought around 90 acres of land in the area for the establishment of 1X120 MW power plant

The Hyderabad based RKP Energy Private Limited has evinced interest to set up a coal-based thermal power plant at Srirampur, near Chhatrapur in Ganjam district with an investment of Rs 500-crore.

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) have commonly been known as rich people's disease, but a recent study in the state reveals how the NCD caseload in the state is more in rural pockets of Warangal, E