A separate EC letter has been issued to the Airport Authority of India and the Bhogapuram International Airport Corporation Ltd for these two projects.

An Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has given environmental clearance for the construction of Bhogapuram International Airport in Andhra

Vizianagaram: Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said the TD government would take up bauxite mining in the Vizag Agency only when the locals wanted it.

India today singed a pact with the World Bank for $250-million financial assistance for Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery Project, which will help the state enhance its capacity to respond promptly

Reeling under the scorching sun, people in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana allege official apathy.

Reeling under the scorching sun, people in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana allege official apathy.

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.

Union minister says it only leads to increased Maoist activity in the areas

Arguing that mining in tribal areas would lead to increased Maoist activity, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has called for a 20-year moratorium on mining projects that affect the livelihood sources of the tribal communities in Andhra Pradesh. “Nowhere in the country has mining benefited the tribals. Only a few outsiders became rich while the locals remained poor,” Ramesh said while addressing a public meeting at GK Veedhi, a remote tribal hamlet in the coastal Andhra district of Visakhapatnam.

Vast expanses of fields, habitations inundated in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts

The rain fury shifted to Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts on Monday, even as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy announced a relief package for the flood-affected people. Four children were burnt alive in a fire that broke out following short-circuit caused by water-logging in West Godavari. The rain-related death toll rose to 29. Crops in over 15 lakh acres suffered damage.

At least 22 people died and thousands were rendered homeless as incessant heavy rain lashed the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh under the influence of the passing cyclonic storm ‘Nilam’.

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