May 29: The Nannari plant, from which the famous Rayalaseema sharbat is made, has been listed among endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Apart from the Nannari plant, 46 other species from the State have also been put in the red list by the IUCN.


March 21: Pollution in rivers, depleting resources of groundwater and landward movement of seawater are haunting Andhra Pradesh this World Water Day.

Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: For the second time this year, the Andhra Pradesh government released Krishna water to Chennai from Kandaleru reservoir of the Telugu Ganga project on Wednesday as a Sankranti gift to the residents of the city.

Nellore, Dec. 19: The number of migratory birds arriving in the Nelapattu bird sanctuary has come down in the recent past because of the decline of biodiversity in the Pulicat Lake. The birds are drawn to these sanctuaries mainly because the Pulicat Lake used to be an inexhaustible source of food.

Nellore, Nov. 25: In a bid to stop tuberculosis from becoming multi drug resistant, a charitable organisation has been roping in the services of locals to monitor the TB patients in Nellore. The organisation, Damien Foundation India Trust (DFIT) has been entrusting the job of administering the drugs for the patients to the locals.

G.V.R. Subba Rao

MACHILIPATNAM: Heavy downpour accompanied by strong winds and gales hit the district headquarters following concentration of cyclone in the Bay of Bengal on Saturday. An alert was sounded in coastal Andhra as cyclone over the Bay of Bengal threatened to hit the coast by night.

Vijayawada, Nov. 12: The Krishna district administration is geared up to crack a whip on indiscriminate aqua farming. The district collector, Mr N. Sridhar, issued orders to check the illegal fish tanks which are flouting norms of Coastal Aqua Culture Authority Act 2005. Under the Act, every farmer should register his land which is under aqua cultivation and has to pay a nominal fee.

Kakinada, Nov. 9: The action of the state government in withdrawing the GO on the coastal corridor was termed as a political gimmick by Opposition parties, but was welcomed by several fishermen

Nellore, Oct. 20: The Prime Minister

Kakinada, Sept. 10: There has been a sharp decline in the number of sea turtles in the coastal areas and there are fears that proposed coastal corridor may drive them to extinction. As such, the rapid industrialisation along the coast, poaching and consumption of eggs and meat are posing a huge threat to the sea turtles, including the rare Olive Ridley species. A large number of turtles also die after being trapped in the nets of fishing trawlers and big mechanised boats.