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JAC member tries to hit BJP leader with footwear during live TV debate 

Enraged by the ‘paid artiste’ remark, Srinivasa Rao removed his footwear and threw it at Vishnu Vardhan Reddy in an attempt to slap the latter live on television.

24 Feb 2021

Automation of substations in Vizianagaram soon

Officials say procedure will ensure power supply to users at lower maintenance cost.

14 Feb 2021

KRMB seeks funds from Andhra Pradesh government for shifting headquarters

The board has intimated the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti that an action plan for the move would be made once requisite funds come through.

13 Jan 2021

Vizag, Amaravati to get water and land management training institutes

The institutes will impart training to in-service engineers, provide capacity building services to the various wings of the irrigation and command area development authority and other wings.

01 Jan 2021

Will Tirupati be BJP’s first stop in Andhra?

Accordingly, the party has been holding several meetings in the seven Assembly constituencies that make the Tirupati parliament segment.

01 Jan 2021

Polavaram Irrigation Project: Four-decade-old dream to be a reality in 2021 

Polavaram Irrigation Project is touted as the lifeline of Andhra Pradesh. The State govt aims to complete the works of the national project by December, 2021, so as to supply water for Kharif-2022

01 Jan 2021

Complete LARR on priority basis to avoid submergence: PPA to Andhra Pradesh

The PPA also asked the department to plan the civil works as per the progress of LARR, inferring that the project works should be postponed, if need be, to avoid submergence.

31 Dec 2020

CWC ‘recommends’ Polavaram Irrigation Project RCE at 2017-18 price

Now, the MoJS has two options for getting the final nod: to finalise the proposal and forward it to the Union Cabinet or to pursue it with the Union Finance Ministry. 

30 Dec 2020

Property tax, water revenue up despite COVID-19 distress in Andhra Pradesh

Although the collection is about 39.2 per cent of the target, it is 21.2 per cent higher when compared to the revenue through property tax in the corresponding period in 2019.

23 Dec 2020

One year on, government yet to unveil Amaravati plan

Sources said that the government was waiting for an appropriate time to unveil its plans.

18 Dec 2020

Ripples in BJP over Somu’s Amaravati remarks

After Somu Veerraju took over the party reins in the State in July, three members were suspended for airing views on Amaravati that were more in line with the TDP.

16 Dec 2020

5 SPVs to finalise financial tie-ups for new projects

In addition to the above four, one more company would be floated for AP State Water Security Development Projects.

05 Dec 2020

Govt depts’ power dues mount to Rs 8,800 crore

While small amounts have been cleared by a few departments, officials said the arrears continue to shoot up.

29 Nov 2020

Andhra govt pushes for ‘regular and unconditional’ reimbursement for completing Polavaram on time

The Centre has agreed to fund 100 per cent cost of irrigation component to be incurred after April 1, 2014.

25 Nov 2020

Polavaram Project Authority recommends RCE at 2017-18 PL

However, the PPA added that a decision on the request of AP to include water supply component in the irrigation component cost may be taken by MoJS.

22 Nov 2020

Will BJP spring a surprise in Tirupati bypoll after Dubbaka?

The BJP State leaders, however, are confident of making a mark this time.

22 Nov 2020

Andhra Pradesh electricity regulatory panel gives in-principle nod for Polavaram evacuation plan

Though the evacuation scheme was cleared by the commission in July, 2018, APTransco had submitted a revised plan, which included erection of a 400 KV line.

21 Nov 2020

Andhra seeks corrections in PPA meet minutes on revised cost estimates

It may be recalled that the State officials, after the meeting earlier this month, said that the PPA responded positively for the consideration of 2017-18 PL. 

19 Nov 2020

‘10,000 MW solar plants will help Andhra Pradesh save Rs 48,000 crore over 30 years’

Andhra Pradesh currently has installed capacity of 20,081 MW, of which renewable energy is 8,220 MW; Green Energy Corp yet to get project appraised by APERC

14 Nov 2020

Tenders for two barrages downstream Prakasam Barrage to be re-invited

Though the department has invited bids on October 12 and scheduled to award it by October 29, a few consultancies sought relaxation in the eligibility requirement. 

11 Nov 2020

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