Andhra Pradesh

  • Fire breaks at an oil well in Assam damaging ecozones around the site In a major incident that affected 7000 people in the state, a massive fire broke out at a leaking natural gas producing well of Oil India Ltd (OIL) in Assam's Tinsukia district. On May 27, the gas leakage started following an oil...
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  • Swachh Survekshan for urban India: Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Indore among the top Centre has announced the performance of cities under the Star Rating Protocol, which is part of the Swachh Survekshan for urban areas. Among the 1435 cities that applied, Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Surat, Mysore, Indore and Ambi...
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  • Additional Rs 40,000 crore allocated to MGNREGA In a bid to provide work to migrants returning from cities to villages, the Finance Ministry has provided an additional Rs 40,000 crore to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) for 2020-21. With this, the scheme alloc...
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  • Nearly 260 million Indian could be pushed to poverty due to Covid-19: Researchers According to the United Nations and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), the economic fallout owing to coronavirus could push at least 260 million people in the country into poverty. As the virus co...
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  • Jharkhand government launches three schemes to revive rural economy under the MGNREGA In a bid to revive the rural economy that has been affected by the lockdown owing to COVID-19 pandemic, the Jharkhand government has launched three schemes under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee ...
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  • Lockdown impact: Health of water bodies improves According to the experts, the health of the Ganga river along with its tributaries, Yamuna and Hindon, has improved significantly since the enforcement of the nationwide lockdown that has led to reduction in dumping of industrial waste into it. Th...
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  • Dear team, Recently, we had drilled a borewell at Madhanapalli area in Andhra Pradesh with 80 feet pvc casing. After drilling approximately 210 feet, there was a boulder and hevay flow of water came gushing out and drilling hammer did not rotate. We tried to drill further for 220 feet but we couldn...
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  • Guidelines to monitor illegal sand mining released For the first time, the Environment Ministry has released Enforcement and Monitoring Guidelines for Sand Mining 2020 to monitor and check illegal sand mining in the country. The guidelines include directions to states to carry out river audits, ...
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  • A recent study by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water offers insights into Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) vis-à-vis its effect on the economics of agriculture in Andhra Pradesh. The study titled ‘Can Zero Budget Natural Farming Save Input Costs and Fertiliser Subsidies? Evidence from...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 5 months 1 week agoread more
  • I want to work on climate variability (Monthly Rainfall and Temperature) of Andhra Pradesh using last 30 years monthly data, so please tell me the procedure to get the "gridded monthly data" from IMD.
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  • A new study finds that introducing coarse cereals such as millet and sorghum could improve India’s national food supply in many ways. The study by the Data Science Institute at Columbia University found that India’s agricultural policies have largely focused on the single objective of maxim...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 6 months 1 week agoread more
  • Dear team, We are living in a hilly area in Hyderabad. We have already constructed a house and its more difficult to bore now. We are looking for mini borewell now with less noise and that can be drilled upto the depth of 200-250. Thanks Dinesh
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  • November 19th is World Toilet Day. India's massive five-year all-hands-on-deck Clean India Mission to construct latrines for all has just ended. The Government reports that 100 million additional toilets have been constructed via this campaign; these are mostly not connected to waterborne sewer sy...
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  • Dear Team, I am confused about which purifier I need to use at my home. I have Aquaguard RO purifier installed in my home, currently after purification the TDS level is below 10 which is not suitable for drinking. I am planning buy gravity based filter but has doubts whether the water supplied by H...
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  • NGT pushes MoEF to issue notification to ban unnecessary use of RO purifiers The National Green Tribunal has reprimanded the Environment Ministry for delaying a notification to ban RO purifiers where total dissolved solids (TDS) in water are below 500 milligrams per litre. The NGT also warned the ...
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  • Cyclone Bulbul causes devastation in West Bengal and Odisha Hitting the coast of India and Bangladesh on November 9th, the deadly Cyclone Bulbul has claimed twenty lives, displaced two million people and destroyed houses in West Bengal and Bangladesh. The storm brought torrential rains and strong w...
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  • Under Jal Jeevan Mission, state to bear half the cost and local bodies to decide water charges Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, all states except the North East and Himalayan states, will bear half the financial burden of the scheme. While the funding pattern for Centre and non-Northeast and non-Himal...
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  • National rural sanitation strategy launched to sustain open defecation-free (ODF) status  The Jal Shakti Ministry has come up with a 10-year national rural sanitation strategy to sustain India’s 100 percent Open Defecation Free (ODF) status claimed by the Centre. The focus of the strategy is...
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  • Peri urban spaces swept up in the urbanisation tangle Urban growth and expansion of cities is increasing the demand for land and water, increasing pressure on resources available not only in urban, but also in peri-urban areas. State policies often use peri-urban spaces and resources to meet the ne...
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  • Telangana government, tribals stand against proposed uranium mining in Nallamala forests A few months ago, the environment ministry gave in-principle approval to the Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) to begin exploration for uranium in the Nallamala forest, which stretches across the stat...
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Additional Rs 40,000 crore allocated to MGNREGA

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Nearly 260 million Indian could be pushed to poverty due to Covid-19: Researchers

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Jharkhand government launches three schemes to revive rural economy under the MGNREGA

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Lockdown impact: Health of water bodies improves

According to the experts, the health of the Ganga river along with its tributaries, Yamuna and Hindon, has improved significantly since the enforcement of the nationwide lockdown that has led to reduction in dumping of industrial waste into it.

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Dear team,

Recently, we had drilled a borewell at Madhanapalli area in Andhra Pradesh with 80 feet pvc casing. After drilling approximately 210 feet, there was a boulder and hevay flow of water came gushing out and drilling hammer did not rotate. We tried to drill further for 220 feet but we couldn't. Any one pls suggest, what to do now?

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Guidelines to monitor illegal sand mining released

For the first time, the Environment Ministry has released Enforcement and Monitoring Guidelines for Sand Mining 2020 to monitor and check illegal sand mining in the country.

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Zero budget natural farming can lead to huge savings in fertiliser subsidy, says study

A recent study by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water offers insights into Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) vis-à-vis its effect on the economics of agriculture in Andhra Pradesh. The study titled ‘Can Zero Budget Natural Farming Save Input Costs and Fertiliser Subsidies? Evidence from Andhra Pradesh’ compares costs of ZBNF inputs and practices with the costs of chemical inputs such as fertilisers and pesticides for the farmer.

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I want to work on climate variability (Monthly Rainfall and Temperature) of Andhra Pradesh using last 30 years monthly data, so please tell me the procedure to get the "gridded monthly data" from IMD.

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