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).

Andhra Pradesh is facing a drought-like situation this year. The state had been receiving good rainfall ever since YSR Reddy became Chief Minister for the first term in June 2004. In his second term now, the Chief Minister is now thinking of declaring a drought in case the state does not receive sufficient rainfall by August 15.

G. Nagaraja

ELURU: The Andhra Pradesh government

June 10: The Praja Rajyam chief, Mr K. Chiranjeevi, on Wednesday, appealed to the state government to give top priority to provide safe drinking water. Participating in the debate on Motion of Thanks to the Governor

Pages