S Guru Srikanth

Groundwater levels show significant rise

Improvement of groundwater levels in drought-prone Rayalaseema is higher than that in coastal areas of State 

19 hours ago

2021-22 named ‘Year of Citrus’, action plan to obtain optimum yield

Sweet orange, which in local parlance is called ‘Chini’, is cultivated in 95,982 hectares.

13 Jun 2021

Kharif foodgrain production in Andhra likely to be 94 lakh MT this year

Oil seeds will be grown on 19.72 lakh acres, out of which 18.40 lakh acres will be used for groundnuts. 

11 Jun 2021

After dip in Covid graph, state eyes increase in silk production

Measures to expand mulberry plantation area, develop sericulture industries and extend subsidies for mechanisation; farming can be taken up under MGNREGS

07 Jun 2021

23 per cent excess rain in 2020 best in 7 years; IMD predicts above normal monsoon

Andhra Pradesh had received an excess rainfall in the water year 2020-21 (June 1-May 31) in the last seven water years starting 2014-15.

06 Jun 2021

Pandemic deals a severe blow to child health screening programmes

Covid-19 came as a major setback to the implementation of programmes under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) in the state in 2020-21. 

01 Jun 2021

Government adopts new strategy to arrest Covid spread in rural areas of Andhra

Monitoring, screening, isolation and referral systems in rural areas have been strengthened

23 May 2021

50 per cent of allocations for welfare, flagship programmes finds way in Andhra Pradesh Budget

As much as Rs 865 crore was earmarked for interest-free loans for SHGs against Rs 975.19 crore spent in 2020-21.

21 May 2021

No need to panic over N440K variant of COVID-19, says expert

The N440K variant is the reason for the sharp spike in new infections in Andhra Pradesh in last few weeks.

04 May 2021

Now, CCTVs being unsed to track patients and to know their condition

Daily 10,000 alerts from CCTVs are attended. The alerts include emergency, medication, staff availability, infrastructure, food and  sanitation. 

02 May 2021

Dip in prices, exports put fish farmers in dilemma

A senior official in the Fisheries department said there has been no reports of any drop in fish exports.

01 May 2021

Vijayawada GGH beds full, pressure on oxygen supply

The mortuary on the hospital premises is also getting filled at a faster rate than previous week with the number of Covid fatalities increasing day by day.

26 Apr 2021

Covid patients need to be counselled to allay fears

Last week, a 50-year-old woman jumped to death from the King George Hospital building in Visakhapatnam, where she was undergoing treatment for Covid-19. 

25 Apr 2021

Shortage of oxygen beds, ventilators hits major cities

As on date, the State has 2,727 ventilators, but the demand is more than double the number.

24 Apr 2021

160 more Truenat Machines to ramp up Covid-19 testing

As the second wave of Covid-19 is making its presence felt with the number of cases and casualties increasing at an alarming rate, the state health department is gearing up to ramp up testing.

21 Apr 2021