Hyderabad: Hailstorms and intense gale-force winds across the state claimed seven lives.

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

Hyderabad: The deaths due to sunstroke have risen to 524 since April 1, 2013, according to the department of Disaster Management of the state government.

Cotton cultivation is generally characterised by unsustainable use of resources, such as overuse of pesticides, fertilisers and water for irrigation.

To facilitate execution of VSP's expansion programme, the state govt had also agreed to allot iron ore mines

Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP), belonging to Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), has embarked upon a massive expansion plan involving an investment of Rs 42,400 crore. To facilitate execution of VSP's expansion programme, the state government had also agreed to allot iron ore mines. Both RINL and the state government had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect.

Lightning struck and killed at least 21 people and heavy unseasonal rain damaged acres of standing crops, particularly paddy and mango, over the past two days across Andhra Pradesh.

Hyderabad: Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday said Andhra Pradesh had become the first state in India to provide food security for the poor with his government’s “Mana Biyyam” (our rice) scheme.

The scheme is aimed at providing quality rice for just Rs 1 per kg through the public distribution system. The scheme will cover nearly 2.2 crore white ration card holders in the state at an annual expenditure of Rs 9,600 crore.

The tourism department has designed special package tours for delegates during the bio diversity summit, which starts from Oct 1

With about 8,000 delegates from 193 countries expected to attend the XI Conference of Parties (COP 11) and the Convention on Biological Diversity to be held in the city from October 1 to 19, the state government is all set to project Andhra Pradesh on the world tourism map. Accordingly, the state tourism department has designed special package tours for delegates including daily evening and week-end visits to historical places and heritage sites in the city.

The Government of India has agreed to clear and approve sanctions for road projects proposals worth Rs 413.29 crore located in six districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Given that the controversy over success and failure of Bt technology still exists, this paper discusses the available field studies that have addressed agro-economic questions of Bt cotton cultivation in India. Since a meta-analysis of studies can give only partial conclusions, owing to differences across study methodologies and coverage, this paper takes a different strategy, i e, looking not simply at differences between Bt farms and non-Bt farms, but at the experience of farmers before growing Bt and after switching to Bt.