Visakhapatnam District

Covid-19 could push 260 million Indians into poverty: Research
News this week Swati Bansal posted 11 months 3 weeks ago

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

Covid-19 could push 260 million Indians into poverty (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Jharkhand launches scheme to revive rural economy
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year ago

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

Jharkhand launches scheme to revive rural economy. Image for representation only. (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Maharashtra wetlands: Govt withdraws plea against construction ban
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 9 months ago

Maharashtra government withdraws plea against ban on construction on wetlands  

India's wetlands under threat (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
New CGWA guidelines mandate NOC for industries to extract groundwater
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 5 months ago

Industries can extract groundwater only after obtaining a NOC: CGWA

Groundwater, a scarce resource (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
River restoration to be the focus of the first 'India Rivers Week'
News this week (not verified) posted 6 years 6 months ago

First 'India Rivers Week' to be held in Delhi from November 24-27

Cauvery river in Karnataka
It's cyclone Hudhud's turn to cause damage!
News this week (not verified) posted 6 years 7 months ago

Hudhud lands in Vizag at 195 kmph

Tropical cyclone of 2013 (Source: NASA WorldView)
Red Hills reservoir leaks Chennai's water supply!
News this week: Chennai's Red Hills reservoir is leaking water; quantum of uranium in 'Thummalapalle' groundwater poses no threat to people; Kerala has the cleanest Anganwadi toilets. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 3 months ago

Chennai's drinking water seeps down the drain

A reservoir in Tamil Nadu (Source: Wikipedia)
After Phailin, Cyclone Helen hits Andhra Pradesh coast
News this week: Cyclone Helen devastates Andhra coast, built up area in the capital replaces green spaces and packaged water unit to come up near Sambhar lake. ravleen posted 7 years 5 months ago

 After Phailin, Helen devastates Andhra coast 

Cyclone Helen hit Andhra coast Source: Wikimedia
Phailin rain increases Andhra groundwater levels
News this week: Rainfall after Phailin increases groundwater level in Andhra, poor sanitation in eastern UP and activists rise against petroleum investment zone in Visakhapatnam. ravleen posted 7 years 5 months ago

Phailin increases Andhra groundwater levels

Phailin raises groundwater in Andhra (EU-ECHO)
AnRak Aluminium in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh: Another Vedanta in the making ? – An article in EPW
This paper in Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) by Patrik Oskarsson deals with the bauxite (aluminium) project which is very similar to the Vedanta project in Odisha and is coming up in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. Amita Bhaduri posted 8 years 4 months ago

This paper in Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) by Patrik Oskarsson deals with the bauxite (aluminium) project which is very similar to the Vedanta project in Odisha and is coming up in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh.

AnRak Aluminium, a company of the government of Rasal-Khaimah of the United Arab Emirates and Penna Cement of AP has secured approval for both an aluminium complex and the bauxite mines, but the final forest clearance for the mines is awaited.

The AnRak project has replicated the Vedanta model of first building the refinery and then setting up the mine. The mine is to be operated by the state government to circumvent the ban on non-tribal landownership.