Ongole: The government has agreed to release Rs 40 crore to the Ongole Municipal Corporation to improve drinking water supply to the city. The minister for municipal administration, Dr P.

Ongole: The Ongole Municipal Corporation (OMC) decided to set up 20 RO plants under the NTR Sujala water scheme to supply 20 litres of drinking water at Rs2 from October 2 in city.

Yesterday’s cyclonic storm ‘HELEN’ over west central Bay of Bengal intensified into a severe cyclonic storm in the early morning of today, the 21st November 2013 and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today near latitude 15.80N and longitude 83.40E about 240 km east-southeast of Machillipatnam, 350 km east-northeast of Ongole and 210 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam. It would move northwestwards slowly for some time, then westward and cross Andhra Pradesh coast near Machillipatnam around afternoon/evening of 22nd November 2013.

Hyderabad, July 13: Till a few years ago, electricity generation projects used to be set up close to where coal was available. They were called pit-head stations. But with increasing water shortage, power projects across the country are moving towards coastal areas thanks to new technology that desalinates water.

Ongole, April 12: The three-day state meet of the AP Rytu Coolie Sangham (APRCS) started here on Monday in which farmers from all over the state participated.

The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) central committee member, Mr S.D. Basu (associate of Kanu Sanyal), inaugurated the martyrs

Tirupati, Jan. 11: The minister for forests and environment, Dr P. Ramachandra Reddy, on Monday said that the department would spend Rs 75 crore by March 2010 as part of the ongoing mechanism to protect the forest cover in the state.

Khammam, Oct. 12: In an attempt to protect and increase the number of Ongole breed of oxen in the state, an association called the AP Ongole Cattle Breeders Welfare Association has been formed. The organisation will assist farmers raising the Ongole ox. The minister for information, technology and sports, Mr R. Damodar Reddy, is the honorary president to the association.

Ongole, Sept. 21: Kandula Obula Reddy Gundlakamma project in Prakasam district is the only irrigation project out of 76 irrigation projects started by congress government in the state under Jalayagnam programme completed swiftly. It is waiting for its opening for the past one year . Opening of this project by the Chief Minister, Dr. Y.S.

Ongole, Sept. 2: Lakhs of villages in India wrestle with health problems because of lack of potable water. But in 21 villages of Prakasam district, it is potable water which is the villain. Water with high fluoride content is turning out to be a slow poison for people in these villages.

As many as 1,056 houses with 3,987 people in 16 villages, are likely to vanish due to the Vodarevu and Nizampatnam port infrastructure corridor (Vanpic) project in Prakasam district which will be set up at Rs 16,000 crore. A special collector had been appointed for acquiring 9,314 acres for the Vanpic project. But Communist leaders warned that they would never accept the project.