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Andhra Pradesh

Hidden hunger?

Issue Date: Feb 29, 2012
Andhra Pradesh Foods, a state government enterprise, is ramping up its fortified food production capacity. It provides ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook foods like upma mix, sweet porridge and khichdi mix, fortified with iron, zinc and other vitamins, to infants and pregnant and lactating women under the Centre’s Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS).

In deep water

Issue Date: Feb 29, 2012
Conflict over Krishna Third floor of Trikoot Bhawan in Delhi’s Bhikaji Cama Place, which houses the second Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal, will turn into a war zone by February-end. A battery of lawyers, technical staff and irrigation department officials from Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh will fight hard to win the maximum allocation of the Krishna river water for their respective states.

Letters - February 29, 2012

Issue Date: Feb 29, 2012
Road to Hell

India’s forest cover declines

Issue Date: Feb 8, 2012
India has lost 367 square kilometres of forest cover in the past two years. According to the India State of Forest Report, 2011, released by the Forest Survey of India (FSI) on February 7, the total forest cover in the country is now at 6,92,027 sq km. This accounts for 21.05 per cent of the total geographical area of India.  

Solar energy is everybody's business

Posted on: 3 Feb, 2012
Solar mission is too important to let doubtful dealings hijack it

Andhra Pradesh to cancel controversial Polavaram tender

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Jan 31, 2012
It seems controversies over the mega Indirasagar Polavaram Irrigation Project in Andhra Pradesh’s west Godavari district will never end. The High Power Committee which reviewed the recommendations of the technical evaluation committee regarding tender bidding has concluded that that Southern Engineering Works (SEW) which turned out to be the lowest bidder is not eligible for the contract. Sources in state irrigation department indicate the government will call fresh tenders soon.

Pranhita irrigation project: Maharashtra agrees to form inter-state board

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Jan 30, 2012
Even as Andhra Pradesh is waging a legal battle against Maharashtra’s Babli project and eleven other barrages across the Godavari river, Maharashtra has agreed to its neighbour’s proposal for constituting an Inter State Board (ISB) for implementing the Rs 40,300 crore mega Pranhita-Chevella lift irrigation project. With this green signal, Andhra Pradesh has overcome a major hurdle in making its dream project a reality.

Andhra hospitals flout bio-medical rules

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Jan 24, 2012
More than hundred hospitals in Andhra Pradesh have been found flouting rules for handling bio-medical waste. 119 hospitals have been served show cause notice by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB). The Board during its recent inspections found that most hospitals violated rules related to segregation, storage, transport, treatment and disposal of the hazardous waste prescribed by the Bio-medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules of 1998.

Cold takes south India by surprise

Author(s): Dinsa Sachan
Issue Date: Jan 20, 2012
Southern parts of the country have been hit by an unexpected and unprecedented drop in temperatures. While the government has not confirmed this, media reports claim that several people have died of the cold in Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad saw a decline of four degrees in its maximum temperature, while its minimum temperature dropped by 2°C.
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