With summer reaching its peak, the drinking water problem is intensifying in the tailend areas of the Krishna delta.

Hyderabad: Green cover is dwindling rapidly in the state, and Hyderabad is the worst hit when compared to other cities, according to data released by the Forest Survey of India and the AP Forest department.

In just one year, the state has lost tree cover of the size of Vijayawada city, or about 45.34 sq km.
According to Forest Survey of India-2011 Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy have only five per cent of forest cover at 391 sq km out of the total area o 7,710 sq km.

With the increase in number of vehicles and frequent traffic jams at major junctions of the city, the air pollution levels are increasing year by year forcing people’s health into danger.

The major areas and road junctions that witness high air pollution in the city are Auto Nagar, Benz Circle, police control room junction, and Eluru Road and Bandar Road.

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.

At least 50 people have died of viral, malaria and dengue fevers across the district for the last two months.

Berhamupur: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday laid the foundation-stone for the proposed anti-Maoist Vijayawada-Ranchi corridor at Aska in Ganjam district.

The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure has approved the project of four laning of Vijayawada-Machilipatnam section of National Highway (NH)-9 in Andhra Pradesh under the National Highway Developme

Scientists of the city-based National Geophysical Research Institute have debunked the age-old theory that sea water is intruding into the Krishna-Godavari delta through ground water channels and turning it saline.

In a bid to introduce greater transparency in the road sector, the transport ministry on Tuesday said it has fixed the monthly monitorable targets for road building and will bid out all projects beginning August through the e-tendering process.

Vijayawada has become the country