Only 100 tmcft of groundwater left in Andhra Pradesh

In a reflection of the worst-ever drought situation in Andhra Pradesh in the last three decades, the groundwater in the state has plummeted to dangerously low level with only about 100 tmcft of potable water available below the ground across 13 districts. Already the surface water in reservoirs and major tanks

Old Amaravati to get a makeover

The ancient Amaravati town that has given its name to the new capital of Andhra Pradesh is being revitalised under the National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY). HRIDAY is a Central government-sponsored scheme which aims to preserve and revitalise soul of a heritage city to bring out its unique

Solar boat makes its debut in Andhra Pradesh

The pontoon shaped solar-powered boat all set to be launched in River Krishna on Ugadi day in Vijayawada. Photo: V. Raju The 12-seater pontoon-shaped vessel can cruise at a speed of 7 knots. An eco-friendly solar-powered boat was launched on the pristine waters of River Krishna here on Friday. There are only a

Andhra Pradesh to build 4 lakh houses for poor

The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to introduce highly subsidised housing scheme under which beneficiaries will get a two-bed room flat for Rs 3.5 lakh. The government will spend Rs 5.5 lakh per flat but it will collect only Rs 3.5 lakh from each of the allottees. The proposed massive housing

India takes up road projects worth $7.4bn in Andhra Pradesh state

The Indian Government is taking up road projects valued worth more than Rs500bn ($7.4bn) in the state of Andhra Pradesh. These projects include an outer ring road (ORR) at Vijayawada, where the state's new capital city would be located. The ORR would be an eight-lane highway and run for 180km. It