Rajahmundry, March 22: Coastal villages in West Godavari are being plagued by high saline content in their drinking water due to seepage of sea water into the ground water. Sources say that the main reason behind this is excessive quarrying of sand on the Godavari river bed.

Rajahmundry, March 2: Social forestry authorities target to raise nearly two lakh seedlings of various species of plants including casaurina, teak, subabul and others, for each Assembly segment, for plantations under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NR-EGS), in both East and West Godavari and Krishna districts, from July.

Infested:A file picture of a black gram plant infected with yellow mosaic virus.

The Andhra Pradesh Government has ordered a study to assess the damage caused to blackgram crop by the yellow mosaic virus in East and West Godavari districts.

Dec. 3: Forest authorities are going to monitor tigers, their co-predators, prey and their habitats in the forests spread over the Godavari districts of Rajahmundry circle as part of a national exercise scheduled to be taken up under the supervision of the Wildlife Institute of India from January 20 to 31.

Kakinada, Nov. 22: The state government has finally decided to supply Godavari water to 2.25 lakh acres in the Godavari districts for the second paddy crop in the rabi season.

While East Godavari

Bhimavaram, Nov. 20: The Andhra Pradesh Rythu Sangham demanded that the government work out alternate sources to ensure water supply to raise crops for the rabi season in both the Godavari districts.

Oct. 28: A severe food crisis looms large over the state with the government deciding to declare a crop holiday for 75 per cent irrigable area in the Godavari delta in the forthcoming Rabi season.
The delta, with over 10 lakh acres in East and West Godavari districts and considered to be the rice bowl of the state, produces
27 lakh tonnes of paddy annually.

Oct. 14: A three-year-old boy sustained minor injuries when he accidentally fell between the hind legs of an elephant at Dwarakatirumala temple in West Godavari at about 12.05 pm on Wednesday.
According to police, the boy, G. Kushwanth, arrived at the temple along with his parents.
His parents were watching the temple elephant blessing devotees who were giving it offerings.

Sept. 29: Hyderabad and other Telangana districts are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall on Wednesday following the formation of a well-marked low pressure over west central Bay of Bengal.

Hyderabad, Aug. 25 The Andhra Pradesh Government has decided to develop four regional greenfield airports under the public-private participation (PPP) mode.

To be taken up under the build, own and transfer (BOT) model, these airports are proposed at Orvakal (Kurnool district), Jakranpalli (Nizamabad), Ramgundem (Karimnagar) and Tadepalligudem (West Godavari).