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Andhra Pradesh

Liability sans facility

Author(s): Moyna, Sadia Sohail
Issue Date: Nov 30, 2011
TO TACKLE the waste generated by the booming health industry, the Union environment ministry plans to amend the Biomedical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules of 1998. The ministry had posted the draft rules on its website in August for public comment and is evaluating the recommendations.

Polavaram in tender turmoil

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Nov 30, 2011
THE Indirasagar Polavaram Project in Andhra Pradesh is caught in yet another controversy. The reason this time is the alleged irregularities in the bidding process to construct parts of the mega dam on the Godavari river in West Godavari district. Questioning the awarding of contract, the high court on October 31 directed the High Powered Committee for tender approval to review the technical capabilities and expertise of the contending firms.

45 farmers commit suicide each day in India

Issue Date: Nov 1, 2011
For the past one decade, over 15,000 farmers in India have been taking their own lives each year. The recent report of the National Crime Records Bureau, Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India – 2010, says 15,964 farmers committed suicide in 2010. The report has drawn a baseline of 15,000 farmer suicides each year since 2001 

Where’s Bhoodan Land?

Posted on: 31 Oct, 2011
Government prefers not to talk about the 931,000 ha collected under land-gift movement

Letter

Issue Date: Nov 15, 2011
Play safe with forests

Andhra Pradesh drafts new land allotment policy

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Oct 17, 2011
Faced with strong criticism over indiscriminate allotment of land to industries and other projects in the past few years, the Andhra Pradesh government has changed its land allotment policy. The draft policy,  prepared by the state revenue department, underscores the need for “scientific and judicious allotment of government land”. The draft  been circulated to all political parties for comments. Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy is going to hold an all-party meeting in a few days to finalise the policy.

India launches weather satellite

Author(s): Dinsa Sachan
Issue Date: Oct 12, 2011
India has successfully launched a tropical weather monitoring satellite, the Megha Tropiques. The satellite was injected into space by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C18) along with three other satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on October 12.

‘The fight for Telangana is to regain control over its resources and restore cultural identity’

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Oct 10, 2011
The general strike in Telangana region including Hyderabad, has now completed 25 days. It is badly affecting lives of common people. How long will the strike continue?

Public hearing for thermal power plant in Andhra Pradesh turns violent

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Oct 10, 2011
The public hearing for the proposed thermal power plant at Ankulapaturu village of Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh, held on October 3, turned violent.  In the melee, Vijayakumar, a practicing doctor and activist of Jana Vigyana Vedika, a people’s science organisation, was brutally beaten up by the police. An attempt to murder case has been registered against the circle inspector Ram Babu under section 307 of IPC.

'Development in Telangna should be participatory'

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Oct 5, 2011
If a new Telangana state is formed, what should be the priorities of the state? In my opinion, the first priority should be social inclusion. Now people have high hopes. They truly believe that once the new state is formed it will provide them opportunities and prosperity which they never had in the united Andhra Pradesh. Better education, better employment and better life.
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