Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of premature death and disability in India. Since access to health services is poor in rural India and Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) are available throughout India for maternal and child health, a potential solution for improving hypertension control is by utilising this available workforce.

VISAKHAPATNAM: If one were to hear television noises in remote parts of Visakhapatnam district, one must not be surprised.

The Chief Minister inspected the progress of work on the Polavaram irrigation project at Polavaram in West Godavari district on Monday.

The plant, set up at a cost of Rs 37.58 crore in 37 acres, will produce 8.06 million units of power annually.

Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu will inaugurate the Polavaram right canal bund solar plant at Gollagudem village of Ungutur mandal in West Godavari district on Monday.

Collector to appoint a resource person each for every 2 mandals.

The government will complete the Polavaram project by 2018 just as it completed Pattiseema in a record time of one year, said Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

The commercial shrimp culture was introduced in late 1990s and reaching a peak in 1994 and thereafter it was suddenly declined in the Andhra Pradesh. The series of white spot disease outbreaks, lack of quality seed and feed, problems in quality brood stock, increased cost of production on account of feed, labour and the mandatory certificates requirements are suggested to be some of the important factors leading to the production decline. While majority of the output comes from Andhra Pradesh, particularly the East Godavari West Godavari, Krishna and Nellore districts.

Eluru: Minister for women and child welfare Peethala Sujatha said that as many as 1.20 lakh saplings will be planted in West Godavari as part of Karthika Vana Mahotsvam to promote greenery in the s

Union Minister for Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said that the town would be developed as a solar city, the second town in the State after Vijayawada.

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