ANDHRA PRADESH GOVERNMENT

  • Andhra Pradesh: Power to be fully restored in cyclone-hit areas by month-end October 24, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Power supply will be fully restored in Andhra Pradesh's coastal districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam, which were badly affected by severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud', by the month-end. This was stated by Information Technology Minister Palle Raghunatha Reddy, who said 80 per cent power supply has been reestablished in...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Power supply in cyclone-hit districts will be back by October 25, says CM Naidu October 19, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday said power supply in the cyclone-hit Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts of coastal Andhra Pradesh will be restored by October 25. Naidu said that power supply would be restored upto 90 per cent in Visakhapatnam by October 23, in all...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: CM Chandrababu Naidu appeals to people to donate for rebuilding Vizag October 18, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday appealed to the people to make generous contribution for rebuilding Visakhapatnam and bring the city, worst-hit by cyclone Hudhud, back to its 'past glory'. He said an action plan is being prepared and experts from agriculture universities will be a...
  • Vizag's brand image will remain intact despite Hudhud, says Andhra Pradesh government October 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: Hudhud may have hit the port city of Visakhapatnam hard, but its brand image will not take any beating, Andhra Pradesh chief secretary IYR Krishna Rao on Thursday said. "There is no damage to Vizag's brand image as such because of the devastation caused by Hudhud. Let there be...
  • Andhra Pradesh government should come to rescue of cyclone-hit fishermen, says Jagan Reddy October 15, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Assembly, YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Wednesday urged the state government to provide immediate financial aid to the cyclone-affected fishermen. "The state government has miserably failed in addressing the problems of the fishermen. Even as 400 boats of the fishermen were badly damaged in...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: 90,000 people moved to relief camps in four districts October 12, 2014

    Rajahmundry: Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister N Chinarajappa said today that nearly 90,000 people have been shifted to relief camps in four cyclone Hudhud-hit districts. Chinarajappa, from the cyclone control room set up at the Kakinada collectorate said that so far, 90,000 people from Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam and East Godavari...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Over 1.5 lakh evacuated in 5 districts of Andhra Pradesh October 11, 2014

    Hyderabad: More than 1.5 lakh people have been evacuated from vulnerable areas of five coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh which are expected to be hit by a rainfall of up to 45 cm in the next two days under the impact of very severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' that is due...
  • World Bank keen on funding Andhra Pradesh Buddhist circuit: CM Naidu October 11, 2014

    Hyderabad: Making tourism one of its key focus areas in its services sector mission, Andhra Pradesh government said on Saturday that the World Bank is keen on funding the state's 'Buddhist circuit'. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that proposals to develop tourist circuits would be invited and...
  • Andhra Pradesh government committed to develop villages: Panchayat Raj minister October 9, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj minister Ch Ayyanna Patrudu said on Thursday the state government was committed to its develop villages by rendering basic amenities and strengthening the panchayat raj system. Patrudu said that work of construction of black tar roads, metal roads in villages would be taken up by...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Limestone mining lease to Jagan Reddy's company declared 'lapsed' October 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Dealing another blow to YSR Congress President YS Jaganmohan Reddy, the Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday officially declared as "lapsed" the limestone mining lease granted to his Saraswathi Power and Industries Limited in Guntur district of the state. The then YS Rajasekhara Reddy government had in May 2009 granted...
  • Andhra Pradesh CM to launch an 'FIR at doorstep' initiative October 6, 2014

    Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is scheduled to launch a 'First Information Report (FIR) at complainants' doorstep' system at the commissionerate, police sources announced on Monday. Talking to reporters, Vijayawada Commissioner of Police AB Venkateswara Rao said that the initiative would be launched in the commissionerate on October...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Will fulfil poll promises despite financial constraints, says CM Naidu October 5, 2014

    Rajahmundry: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said that all promises made by his party in the run-up to Assembly elections earlier this year will be fulfilled even though the state has a deficit budget of Rs 16,000 crore. "The newly-created residuary Andhra Pradesh has a deficit...
  • Google inks MoU with Andhra Pradesh for state's IT vision September 29, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Google India on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Andhra Pradesh government to support AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu's vision of transforming the state of Andhra Pradesh to 'Digital AP'. Under the pact, Google India would work with the AP government to get women as well as...
  • No decision yet on bauxite mining in agency area: Andhra Pradesh minister September 24, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Tribal and Social Welfare Minister Revela Kishore Babu said on Wednesday that the state government has not taken any decision on bauxite mining in agency areas in the state. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, he said that there is no proposal pending with the government on bauxite...
  • Andhra Pradesh government mulls setting up travel and tourism university September 23, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday directed the tourism department to examine the possibility of setting up a travel and tourism university in the state. At a review meeting with officials at the CM Camp office, the Chief Minister asked them to model it on the lines...
  • Sreedharan named as principal adviser for Andhra Pradesh metro projects September 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday appointed E Sreedharan, former Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, as principal adviser for the Metro Rail projects it has proposed to take up in Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Tirupati. The state government has already issued a preliminary notification for taking up the first phase...
  • Andhra Pradesh government seeking funds to implement mega loan waiver September 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: Desperate to keep its prepoll promise of loan waiver to farmers, the Andhra Pradesh government is seeking funds from different quarters to go ahead with the financially debilitating scheme. "The Andhra Pradesh Government open for funds for rythu runamaafi (farmers' loan waiver)," an official statement said on Wednesday. As a...
  • NTPC, Andhra Pradesh sign initial pact for 1,000 MW solar power projects September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Stateowned NTPC has signed an initial agreement with Andhra Pradesh government for developing 1,000 MW solar power projects in Andhra Pradesh. "As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), NTPC shall develop 1,000 MW solar power projects at sites identified by the state government...
  • On Gandhi Jayanti day, it will rain welfare schemes in Andhra Pradesh September 15, 2014

    Hyderabad: Come October 2 and the Andhra Pradesh Government will launch a host of schemes keeping with the promises made by the Telugu Desam Party ahead of the general elections in May. 'NTR Sujala', a scheme intended to supply purified drinking water at Rs 2 per 20 litres, will be launched...
  • Rs 2.52 crore bounty for info for arrest of Naxal chief Ganapathy September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: An unprecedented Rs 2.52 crore cash reward has been announced for anyone giving information leading to the arrest of chief of CPI (Maoist) Muppala Lakshman Rao alias Ganapathy. 65yearold Ganapathy is one of country's most wanted persons. This is for the first time such a huge amount has been...
  • Andhra Pradesh government defers eauction of red sanders to October September 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Government has postponed the eauction of 4,160 tonne of red sander logs to October 1017, a senior official said on Saturday. "The eauction was originally scheduled to be held between September 1926," Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, AV Joseph said. He said that MSTC Limited, a public sector...
  • Andhra Pradesh government forms panel on shifting of offices to Vijayawada September 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Keen to relocate to the state's "ad hoc capital" Vijayawada from Hyderabad at the earliest, the Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday constituted a threemember committee of principal secretaries to examine shifting of offices of the heads of departments. Besides being the ad hoc capital, Vijayawada region will eventually become...
  • Andhra Pradesh government to soon sign deal with NTPC for 1000mw solar unit September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to make Andhra Pradesh power surplus, the state government is shortly entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the NTPC for setting up a mega solar power unit with a capacity of 1,000 MW at Ananthapur. Andhra Pradesh Information & Public Relations Minister Palle Raghunatha...
  • Andhra Pradesh: YSR Congress to agitate against failures of TDP government September 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: YSR Congress will highlight "failures" of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) led Andhra Pradesh government in implementing its poll promises, especially loan waiver of farmers and women groups, through agitation programmes starting next month. "A decision to this effect was taken at a statelevel meeting chaired by YSR Congress president...
  • Capital concern for Andhra Pradesh as expert panel against focus on 1 city August 31, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government is staring at an uphill task of developing a capital city for the state with an expert committee suggesting that the main government and other institutions be distributed across three different regions instead of the capital being established at any particular place. Development of a capital city...
  • NHRC sends notices to AP government over beating up of blind student July 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: A day after a video surfaced showing three visually impaired students being beaten by their teacher and another unknown person. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday has sent notices to Government of Andhra Pradesh. A twomember team of the Child Rights Commission visited hostel near Hyderabad. The...
  • ED attaches Rs 863 crore properties of Jagan, his associates March 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Initiating one of its biggest criminal actions in a money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday attached assets worth Rs 863 crore of YSR Congress leader Jaganmohan Reddy and his associates in connection with its probe into alleged corruption in an infrastructure project in Andhra Pradesh. The agency...
  • Cyclone Phailin spares North Andhra, govt gives no room for Oppn to take credit October 13, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: The administratiion of Andhra Pradesh took no time to jump into action after the Met officials and various government agencies like NDMA started predicting Phailin and its impact on the three districts of north Andhra. District collectors were put on high alert, teams from NDRF and army were immediately dispatched...
  • Seemandhra remains without power, cyclone threat adds to woes October 9, 2013

    Hyderabad/New Delhi: Seemandhra got no respite from power blackouts for the fourth day on Wednesday while talks with striking government employees failed and a cyclone threat added to the worries of the Andhra Pradesh government which faced calls for clamping ESMA to restore normalcy. As the deadlock in talks including with...
  • Cong MLA Dronamraju Srinivas slams Chandrababu Naidu's remarks September 8, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh government whip Dronamraju Srinivas on Sunday strongly objected to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu's "abusive and unparliamentary" public remarks made against senior Congress leaders. He was objecting to Naidu's certain objectionable remarks against the Prime Minister, Congress President Sonia Gandhi", former state chief minister Y...