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April 23rd, 2012, 04:33 PM
Warangal also known as Orugallu, and Ekasila Nagaram) is a city and a municipal corporation in Warangal district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Warangal is located 148 kilometres (92 mi) northeast of the state capital of Hyderabad and is the administrative headquarters of Warangal District. This district is a combination of three cities: Warangal, Hanamakonda and Kazipet. It has a population of nearly 1 million including Hanamakonda and Kazipet.
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April 23rd, 2012, 04:34 PM
State told to speed up Apparel Park (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1381815)
The former director of AP State Handloom Weavers’ Co-operative Society Ltd (APCO) and ex-MLA V. Sriramulu condemned the apathy of the district administration towards establishment of the proposed Apparel Park and Textile Park in Warangal.
Both Apparel and Textile parks have been proposed to start on an allotted 30-acre site in old Azam Zahi Mills in 2003 and 100 acre allotted site at Industrial Development Authority (IDA), Rampur in 2008-9 respectively.
However, for unknown reasons, both the projects could not start even though the district is home to a large number of Padmashali community members, who still eke out a living using their traditional power looms run with small capacity motors.
Most of these power looms are located in Kottawada, Desaipet and Kareemabad in the city (there are about 600 in the city) besides other pockets in Shyampet (100), Wardhanapet (about 40) and Kodakandla mandal (400).
Significantly, Mr Sriramulu, who is also the president of National Weavers’ Association, demanded immediate work on the pending projects following the suicide of Adapa Sekharaiah, 50, a weaver residing in Desaipet’s Weaver Colony.
Burdened with a debt of `2 lakh, Sekharaiah committed suicide by hanging with a rope used in his power loom on Wednesday night at his residence in Desaipet.
His death did not result in an outcry from the BC leaders in Warangal though it is linked to the failure of the district administration in seeing that the two pending projects start functioning.
“It is ironic that the Warangal is represented in the Rajya Sabha by two Padmashali MPs and two ministers from BC community in the state Cabinet but without much help for the community,” said Mr Sriramulu, who demanded a compensation of `5 lakh to the family of Sekharaiah.
It is significant to note that a prominent Congress leader hailing from BC community had acted against Padmashali community in the past by indirectly supporting encroachers at the 30-acre Apparel park site in Azam Zahi mills area even though it is technically under the possession of state department of handlooms and textiles.
Locals said that already 5 acre land in this area is presently under encroachment due to interference by the said leader.
May 1st, 2012, 07:53 PM
AIEEE goes off smoothly (http://www.deccanchronicle.com/node/118101)
The AIEEE-2012 offline test in Warangal passed off peacefully without any untoward incident on Sunday.
The AIEEE-2012 offline test in Warangal passed off peacefully without any untoward incident on Sunday.
For all the 10 Telangana districts, the city had been designated as the venue and was allotted 69 exam centres for both Paper 1 and Paper II. Of the 36,600 registered students for Paper I (for entry into engineering courses in NITs), 35,328 students took the exam.
While out of 5,400 registered students for Paper II, 4,528 students took the exam, said Ms S. Uma Rani, city coordinator for AIEEE-2012 offline test. However, the en masse arrival of thousands of students and their accompanying parents threw the traffic out of gear at many places and caught the district administration unawares.
There were hundreds of cars and other vehicles parked near exam centres on Sunday. What was worse was the complete lack of coordination between the AIEEE organisers and the district administration, which failed to accommodate the visiting students and their parents from Telangana region for the exam.
An estimated 7,000 students and their accompanying parents made overnight stay under the open sky at all available public places like railway station, bus stations and public garden after their arrival in the city on Saturday evening. All the large, medium and small star hotels and lodges were already booked in advance leaving no room for thousands of students and their parents anywhere in the city. Though the unaided private schools association came forward to help the students, sources said that district administration did not contact them. To overcome the problem of accommodation, most AIEEE aspirants and their parents hired vehicles and left for the city early in the morning from their places but were caught in traffic snarls on the way.
There were report of a few students reaching their exam venue late, however, Ms Uma Rani told this newspaper that no student was denied entry for coming late.
Interestingly, the exam also put on display the human side as a few educational institutions and social organisations.
The Balasamudram based Adarsha Law College management printed pamphlets announcing accommodation facilities while the Dalit Sena provided the students a place to stay in Hotel Arati Aaku opposite Congress Bhavan.
May 1st, 2012, 08:58 PM
World Heritage status sought for Golconda Fort (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/world-heritage-status-sought-for-golconda-fort/253827-60-114.html)
WARANGAL: Retired KU Professor V Madhavan, in Geology, demanded that Golconda should be given World Heritage status. He was speaking at a workshop on the university premises on Monday.
Golconda is not a mere fort of historical importance but famous for diamonds. “Kakatiya rulers built the mud fort. Under the Qutb Shahi rulers, Golkonda flourished and eventually became a major global centre for diamond trade,” he said. “It was the only diamond processing and exporting hub in the world by 17th century and gave some best-known diamonds like Kohinoor.”
The Kohinoor diamond actually belonged to Kakatiya rulers of Orugallu, the present Warangal. The rulers installed Kohinoor as one of the eyes of the presiding goddess of Warangal, which was their capital.
In 1323, Ghiyasuddin defeated the Kakatiya rulers and took the diamod away. Later, it changed many hands and landed in UK in 1850.
“It is about 689 years since Kohinoor moved out of Warangal,” the professor reminded. The diamond corridor between Golconda, Kolluru and Paritala was the brainchild of Kakatiyas. The retired professor urged the goernment to initiate steps to restore the fabulous diamond to India.
He said that Warangal, for its rich cultural heritage, also deserves World Heritage status. University Vice-Chancellor Prof. B Venkat Rathnam, Prof. K David, Prof. Niranjan Kumar and faculty of Kakatiya University� were among those present at the press meet.
May 12th, 2012, 07:19 PM
No desiltation for 70% water tanks (http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/regions/karimnagar/no-desiltation-70-water-tanks-452)
Though summer months of April-May is considered ideal to carry out tank desiltation work in hundreds of Kakatiyan era water tanks in Warangal, an approximate estimate places 70 per cent of the tanks out of the annual exercise.
This is proved by the rapid plummeting of the ground water table in all 51 mandals as reported by the ground water department, Warangal recently in two of its surveys. The drastic fall in water table is a pointer that the District Water Management Agency (DWMA), Warangal failed to take up desiltation works in dried up portions of water tanks under the 100-day employment guarantee scheme. As per official records, Warangal has 759 minor irrigation tanks, 3,000 small irrigation tanks and five medium irrigation tanks in 1,014 panchayats.
All tanks come under the jurisdiction of the irrigation board (IB), Warangal, which is supposed to coordinate with DWMA officials on carrying out desiltation works under EGS in these tanks. Silt removed from tanks through desiltation only during summer, is sometimes scattered over fields by farmers to increase their agricultural productivity.
However, due to reported lack of coordination between DWMA and IB officials, sources said that the pace of desiltation work in water tanks is poor.
“The lack of coordination between DWMA and IB department officials is due to the fact that there is less chance of the latter earning percentage in view of stringent social auditing involved in EGS works now,” said an ex-DWMA Warangal official.
Besides, there is no full time project director of DWMA, which is the implementing agency of the EGS scheme.
July 2nd, 2012, 12:12 PM
Rs 1,86,000 cr illusion (http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/rs-186000-cr-illusion)
In 2004 when the Andhra Pradesh government launched Jalayagnam, the mega irrigation programme was touted as a solution to the agrarian crisis in the state’s drought-prone and backward regions. It was also pitched as a programme that would bring relief to the power-starved state. But going by a draft audit report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), it seems Jalayagnam, launched ahead of the assembly polls that year, was an election gimmick of the then Congress government of late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.
The state neither has enough funds nor water to implement the Rs 1,86,000-crore programme, according to the draft CAG report. Jalayagnam envisages 86 irrigation projects mainly on the Krishna, Godavari and Pennar rivers and their tributaries, and aims at providing drinking water to one-fourth of the state’s 80 million population and irrigation to more than half of the state’s rainfed areas. It assumed the importance of a dream project in the backdrop of the fact that more than half of the state’s cultivated area is rainfed. Over the years, there has been sharp increase in groundwater exploitation, especially in the Telangana and Rayalaseema regions that receive scanty rainfall.
But most of the projects were taken up without carrying out feasibility studies, settling inter-state disputes or obtaining necessary clearances (see ‘Projects faltered’), says the draft CAG report. “It appears that Jalayagnam was largely driven by the urgency to award contracts rather than focusing on immediate benefits to targeted beneficiaries,” it says.
Although 12 projects are said to have been completed under Jalayagnam by January this year, they were actually ongoing projects incorporated into the programme. None of the projects were providing water to farmers when CAG prepared the report, despite claims by the government that it has created irrigation potential for 849,000 hectares. Although the government had promised to complete Jalayagnam in five years, 74 projects are still under construction; 49 of them are far from complete. This is despite the fact that the programme received Central assistance of Rs 4,015.26 crore for 22 projects.
The CAG report says the programme is weighed down by ill-planning, which could render it ineffective.
Planned on unavailable water: No comprehensive study was done on the availability of water for Jalayagnam projects. The CAG audit revealed that the water required for successful implementation of the projects on the Krishna and the Pennar is far more than the water allocated to the state (see ‘Overambitious’). The water allocated to the state is already being overdrawn by existing projects. The government planned Jalayagnam projects on the rivers saying it would utilise flood water. But then flood water is available only for a few days—around 30 days in the Krishna—in a year and cannot satisfy the projects’ demands. Several projects, for instance A V R Handri Niva Sujala Sravanthi and Jawahar Nettampadu lift irrigation Scheme on the Krishna, are technically unviable. Projects like Indira Sagar Dummugudem on the Godavari, too, do not have assured water availability, points out the report.
Not enough power: Thirty-one projects under Jalayagnam are lift irrigation schemes where water needs to be lifted from the rivers by use of motors and pumps, which would require about 206 million units of electricity a day. This is when the average power consumption of the state was 160.80 million units a day in 2009-10. This means even if power supply for the entire state is shut down and diverted for the lift irrigation schemes, there would still be a shortage of 44.2 million units a day. The state will thus not be able to operate the irrigation schemes, notes the report. Being a power-deficit state, Andhra Pradesh purchases power from independent power producers at high rates. Even at the minimum Rs 2.60 per unit, the total funds required for the schemes would be Rs 5,533.58 crore a year, it adds.
Benefits inflated to suit contractors: The benefit-cost-ratio (BCR) has been inflated for many projects, says the report. This includes Jalayagnam’s most expensive Pranhita-Chevella lift irrigation project on a tributary of the Godavari. It aims to provide water to seven districts. BCR for the project was worked out based on assumptions, not facts.
The report notes that Jalayagnam appears to be driven by awarding a large number of contracts, without any assurance on completion of works within the envisaged time and budget. The contracts were awarded to favour contractors, putting the state’s interests at risk. “In most cases, the technical sanction was obtained after the bidding, clearly pointing to the possibility of manipulation in favour of certain bidders.” Firms that were not qualified for bidding entered through back doors. CAG’s audit also revealed that parties in joint venture (JV) firms changed their partners several times to form new JVs to bag contracts. In the Pranahita-Chevella project, four firms obtained 16 contracts worth Rs 22,885 crore by forming JVs in 16 different combinations.
High on aspirations, low on funds: The state government started implementing all Jalayagnam projects simultaneously without assessing the availability of funds. As a result, the programme has put huge financial burden on the state. As of April 2011, the state incurred a liability of Rs 1,27,084 crore—87 per cent of the state’s budget for 2012-13. Besides, the government is yet to adequately compensate and rehabilitate the 131,000 families, including indigenous people and farmers, displaced by the projects.
“...the government is saddled with a huge number of projects which are nowhere near completion. The financial burden of these incomplete projects on the state exchequer will be felt for a long time to come,” notes the report. Instead of taking up 86 projects simultaneously, the government should have prioritised projects over medium to long term and focused its attention on a few projects, ensuring that adequate resources are allocated and the projects are implemented properly, observes the report.
The state irrigation department is now in the process of proposing changes in the draft report and preparing explanations to the charges raised in the report. “The draft report has made sweeping statements without going deep into ground realities,” says S K Joshi, principal secretary with the irrigation department. “CAG believes in a step-by-step process whereas the government believes in a parallel process. The government is keen to see that farmers in rainfed, drought-prone regions get irrigation facilities fast, he says. Refuting the allegations regarding inter-state disputes over Jalayagnam projects, Joshi cites the recent agreement between Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra for Pranhita-Chevella project. He hopes the final CAG report will include the proposed changes.
August 8th, 2012, 02:06 PM
Move to impart hygiene lessons (http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/regions/karimnagar/move-impart-hygiene-lessons-819)
In a novel way to teach children about civic, environmental and hygiene issues in city schools, the Warangal Municipal Corp-oration (WMC) commissio-ner (WMC) Vivek Yadav has launched an experime-ntal project called ‘visit a school programme’, wherein he makes it a point to address school children of a school each day.
Said to be a brainchild of Dr B. Janardhan Reddy, director of municipal administration, the programme with children has raised curiosity as it is the first time an IAS ranked officer is making daily rounds of city schools to interact with children on issues ranging personal hygiene, sapling plantation, garbage disposal and other sanitation aspects.
Since its launch on Aug-ust 1, the WMC program-me plans to reach out to city students of 127 major private and government schools by September 17. Every day, the WMC officials cover four city scho-ols under ‘visit a school programme’ including one where WMC commissioner Mr Vivek Yadav makes a personal appearance.
The lectures during these visits not only motivate the students on the need to conserve environment but also make them aware of their civic duties and quality of personal hygiene.
“For example, we are emphasising on the need to wash one’s hands before taking meals and after toilet use. The World Health Organisation (WHO) blames it for spreading 40 per cent of communicable diseases,” says WMC additional commissioner Sha-hid Masood, who expre-ssed hope that their latest drive would make the children better citizens.
After lectures on issues like how and why to separate biodegradable wastes from non-biodegradable wastes at home and need to stop open defecation etc., the programme concludes with a Harita Mitra, a sapling plantation programme on the school’s premises with promise to monitor their survival.
However, despite its lau-dable approach in reaching out to children on different issues, observers cite a few lessons for WMC as well. They include imm-ediate steps to make commercial use of both the segregated bio-degradable and non-biodegradable wastes.
Presently, the WMC has not come out with any workable mechanism to convert either tonnes of bio-degradable waste into manure or non-biodegradable material as fit for recycling. There is not even clearly marked green and non-green dustbin in localities nor do garbage rickshaws have segregated compartments to collect bio-degradable and non-bio wastes separately.
This despite the fact the official caller tune in all phone numbers allotted to WMC staff has an automated message saying garbage is not really garbage (Chetta, Chetta kadu…) when one calls. The WMC is also grappling to get a sewerage treatment plant. Presently, all municipal domestic sewage waters from the city is polluting Nagaram water tank in Hasanparthy.
October 3rd, 2012, 01:44 AM
Excess rain in Warangal (http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/regions/karimnagar/excess-rain-warangal-185)
The district recorded 41.8 mm average rain on Tuesday, making it one of the highest rainfall this season. Of the 51 mandals in Warangal, 40 mandals recorded more than 20 mm rain, creating another record.
Among the 51 mandals, Kesamudram led with 129.2 mm rain followed by Lingala Ghanpur mandal with 124.2 mm. According to the data released by office of the chief planning department, Warangal, the rains recorded for the months of June, July, August and September have exceeded the normal average rainfall of 804.5 mm for this period by clocking 887.6 mm average rains, which is the actual rains.
By taking into account Tuesday’s record rainfall, the actual 887.7 mm average rains now take Warangal very near to its annual normal rainfall of 993.4 mm, which is fixed by taking into account average rains recorded in all the 12-month period.
Observers feel that the average annual rainfall of 993.4 mm fixed for the district could be surpassed if the wet days continue in the coming week.
With eight months i.e from October-2012 to May-2013, still left to complete the counting duration for compilation of rainfall data, CPO sources expect the year to be one of the wettest.
However, the record rainfall throughout the district brought in different problems in the form of tank breaches in a few mandals like Koruvi (Chintapally village tank) and destruction of groundnut crops over large extent of land.
Sources said that groundnut crops extending over 600-1,000 acres in many mandals like Kesamudram, Thorur, Mahbubabad, Koruvi and Maripeda were submerged due to incessant rains.
As groundnut sowing began only 15 days ago, it is being pointed out that germination of seeds would fail if the crop bed is submerged.
According to A. Nageshwar Rao, joint director of agriculture, Warangal, the normal groundnut sowing area is 25,000 hectares. “Heavy rains are not a threat for groundnut crop but if the crop bed is submerged, it can affect germination of the seeds," he explained.
October 3rd, 2012, 01:45 AM
Illegal water plants flourish (http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/regions/karimnagar/illegal-water-plants-flourish-477)
More than hundred odd illegal drinking plants are thriving in city outskirts thanks to official apathy of related government depar-tment officials, who are allegedly under political pressure to look the other way.
What is striking about these illegal commercial drinking water plants is that they are not only causing revenue loss to the Centre as all such commercial units are supposed to get mandatory certification under The Indian Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986, but also posing health hazards to people besides drastically depleting precious groundwater resources.
Sources said commercial drinking water plant owners have formed a syndicate and are adopting ingenious strategies to outwit officials of Warangal Municipal Corporation (WMC) health department, groundwater department, pollution control board and revenue departments , all of which need to give clearance to such units.
In order to overcome jurisdiction of WMC health officials, insiders pointed out that almost 70 per cent of these plants are located outside corporation limits so that they can manage their business establishments with little difficulty under panchayat limits.
Though all these units are in the business of selling 20 litre cans of water cans only in city limits charging Rs.15-20 each, there is little WMC health department can do as they are not authorised to venture into the jurisdiction of gram panchayats, where these plants are located.
“What can we do, if these plants are located outside our jurisdiction,” said WMC health officer Ms G. Annaprasanna. What is more, sources pointed out that they never obtain clearance from groundwater department, which is mandatory under rules as drinking water plants need to draw thousands of litres of water every day.
“As on today, only 6-7 drinking water plants have obtained clearance from our departments to drill borewells,” says Mr G. Sambaiah, deputy director, groundwater department, Warangal.
Though respective tahsildars are supposed to grant permission to drinking water plants to drill bore wells under WALTA Act in their jurisdiction, sources said that drinking water plant owners easily overcome the condition.
Interestingly, the role of District Industries Centre (DIC) in mushroom growth of commercial drinking water plants is also suspected, as they are not supposed to grant permission to them unless they obtain mandatory Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification under The Indian Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986.
Under BIS rules, all commercial drinking water plants are required to obtain BIS license under IS 14543:2004 norms, which has fixed more than 40 types of chemical, physical and microbial tests for drinking water.
October 7th, 2012, 11:42 PM
Minister inaugurates water pipeline works (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=91527)
Warangal: Minister for Backward Classes Baswaraju Saraiah inaugurated water pipeline works worth Rs 2.10 crore at various divisions in Warangal city on Friday.Speaking on the occasion the Minister said that so far Rs 178 crore was spent on drinking water needs of the people of Warangal. He said that due to unfinished works at some places, sufficient drinking water was not being provided to the people.
He said that with the funds provided by 13th Finance Commission pipelines were laid at various divisions. He said that once the rest of the works also get finished the citizens would get adequate drinking water. For the construction of distribution pipelines at full length it requires at least RS 50 crore more, he said.
Meanwhile, scores of people turned up to the function and presented their grievances to the Minister for necessary action. Women mainly represented poor sanitation and drainage in their areas. Minister responded positively to their problems and instructed the Warangal Municipal Corporation officials to redress their grievances. Minister also directed the officials to clear the cesspool at Warangal Railway Under Bridge.
Municipal Commissioner Vivek Yadav, Additional Commissioner Shankar, Executive Engineer Manohar and others were present with the Minister during the programme.
October 7th, 2012, 11:44 PM
Officials asked to send status report (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=91722)
Warangal: District Collector Rahul Bojja directed all the concerned officials to send the status report on drinking water and toilet facilities in all the Government schools in the district. He gave the officials one week time to submit the feedback report. The officials of Education, Rajiv Vidya Mission, Irrigation and ICDS departments were present during his official interaction.
He said that as per the directive of the Supreme Court, he wanted all the relevant information on all 3,385 schools of various managements located in the district within a week as per the specifications circulated. Additional JC Sanjivaiah, RVM Project Officer B Rajamouli, ICDS Project Director Mary Grace Kumari and others took part in the meeting of officials with Collector.
October 7th, 2012, 11:47 PM
Training for jobless youth under NAC (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=91728)
Warangal: Unemployed youth in the age group of 18 to 35 years would be given free training and placement assistance, said National Academy of Construction (NAC) Assistant Director B Praveen. The training would be for a period of three months in the disciplines of general desk, supervisor, painting and decoration areas, he revealed.
The candidates selected would be given free helmet, shoes, dress and other relevant stationary, he said. After the training the candidates would be given placements in national and international companies for free, he added. He asked the interested candidates to visit NAC office at Hasanparthy to submit their bio-data.
October 7th, 2012, 11:49 PM
‘Parinaya’ exhibition cum sale begins (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=91733)
Warangal: An exhibition-cum-sale of designer dress material and jewellery has begun here on Saturday. The exhibition is being organized by ‘Parinaya’, fashion and lifestyle event organizers. The exhibition was inaugurated by a customer called Sucharita at the convention hall of Hotel Ashoka situated in Hanamkonda.
Speaking on the occasion, the event organizer M V Rao informed that the exhibition will be on till October 6, 2012. About one lakh designs of clothes, jewellery and accessories crafted by 80 master designers from different parts of the country is on the sale.
Designer blouses, sarees, kurtis, hanloom sarees, real jewellery, imitation jewellery, diamond jewellery for all age groups and special wedding collections are available at the show, he added.
The exhibition has also been held in metropolitan cities like Kolkata, Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad in the past, he said adding the products are being offered at reasonable prices.The sale is on between 10 am to 9 pm.
October 7th, 2012, 11:50 PM
Budding pharmacists told to develop sense of service (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=91734)
Warangal: Kakatiya University vice chancellor Prof B Venkat Rathnam appealed to the pharmacists to inculcate a sense of service as it was one of the noble professions in the society.The profession of pharmacy has become very important to the society in recent days and the professionals have an opportunity to help the mankind, he said.
He addressed the budding pharmacists at a one-day national symposium on ‘Topics in drug development research’ organized by Hanamkonda-based St. Peters Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPIPS) in association with the Indian Pharmaceutical Association here on Saturday.
Prof. Venkat Rathnam released the placement brochure of St. Peter’s College, which is said to be the first of its kind in the pharmacy institutions in Warangal. In his inaugural remarks SPIPS principal Suresh Bandari said the symposium greatly helped the academics and students as it brought together nearly 500 students from various colleges in the state.
SPIPS chairman and correspondent T Jayapal Reddy said the present generation of students has to think, experiment and innovate with new research ideas. He emphasized on the need for research activities at college level since they are the real drivers of drug development.
Executive director of the Mumbai-based PVCON Pharmacovigilance, Moin Don has explained the importance of pharmacovigilance in pharma industry and its impact on the business standards. Research investigator of Novartis Health care, Dr.Girish Bende, highlighted the concepts and applications of population pharmacokinetics.
In association with Venkateswari Muthukrishnan, application scientist, Pharsight products, South Asia Pacific has given on hand training to the participants on population pharmacokinetics analysis.
Prof. A Raghu Rama Rao, Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, KU has congratulated St. Peter’s management for arranging the event.
He also released the course material of the symposium. SPIPS director Prof Rao Vadlamudi who is also the chief editor of Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences gave a presentation on ‘Drug safety monitoring during Pre-clinical Drug development’.
October 7th, 2012, 11:55 PM
Work on Mandapam at Thousand Pillars Temple begins (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=1&subCategory=2&ContentId=91704)
Warangal: After a gap of seven long years being pulled down, the ‘Kalyana Mandapam’ of historic Sri Rudreshwara Swamy 1000 Pillars Temple has witnessed a major step in its reconstruction.The first pillar of 132 pillars of the Kalyana Mandapam was put in place on the raised platform called ‘Pradakshinapada’ here recently after offering pujas by the temple main priest Gangu Upendra Sharma.
It might be noted that the Mandapam, which was in dilapidated condition for a long period, has been dismantled in the year 2005 and an inventory of the structural elements was made following a decision by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to reconstruct it. The dismantled pillars, columns and beams were numbered and stored at Padmakshi temple complex. The reconstruction and restoration work on the Kalyana Mandapam of the temple built in 1163 A.D. by King Rudra Deva was intended to be as per its original design.
But only 119 pillars of the original 132 in the Mandapam were found to be in good shape, the remaining pillars were carved out by expert sculptors from Tamil Nadu. Likewise, missing members of the structure were also duplicated by sculptors, who were led by a master sculptor Siva Kumar.
The entire structure was planned to be rebuilt within 18 months. But the works of reconstruction started a year after its dismantling began in November 2006 after much discussion on the nature of foundation to be laid. Some experts wanted Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) foundation while another favoured granular pile foundation.
After much deliberation it was decided to go for granular pile foundation, avoiding use of steel, cement and concrete. National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) and National Institute of Technology (NIT) have actively lent their assistance in this process of the restoration of the structure of 6.95 metres height.
According to the ASI superintendent, the erection of the pillars on Pradakshinapada would take about two months and the roof would be reconstructed in about 16 months of time giving the Kalyana Mandapam its original shape.
“This is really a happy moment for the people here and as well as all those heritage lovers. The mandapam will soon add its glory to the temple complex here,” said Upendra Sharma.
Notably, in the entire process of the reconstruction, cement and steel were not used. The mix of Lime, jaggery, and Karakkaya (Gall Nut) used in the construction, he said. Similarly for the duplication of the missing structural elements, the stone variety that was used by Kakatiyas was used, he informed.
October 9th, 2012, 12:25 AM
Vishwas super speciality hospital opened in Hanamkonda (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=91954)
Warangal: Vishwas super speciality hospital and dialysis centre was inaugurated by the city’s popular doctor Dr Ramaka Laxmana Murthy at RRR Arcade on Vijaya Talkies Road in Hanamkonda on Sunday.Guest of honour for the opening day was Indian Medical Association state president Dr P Vijay Chander Reddy.
Others who participated are District Medical and Health Officer Dr P Sambasiva Rao, Professors of Medicine Dr K Krishna Reddy, Dr P Narayana, Dr T Surender, Dr N Venkatrajaiah, Professor and Head of Medicine at Government MGM hospital Dr K Manohar.
Vishwas super speciality hospital was being run by city’s prominent doctors Dr Praveen Reddy Parupati (Nephrologist), Dr Roja Parupati ( Gynaecologist & Infertility specialist), Dr Ramesh Dasaroju ( Neuro Physician) and Dr M Pavan Kumar (General Medicine).
Speaking on the occasion, hospital’s doctors’ team said that diagnosis and treatment in Vishwas super speciality hospital would be affordable to all middle class and poorer sections of the society.
They also said that they were all committed to values, honesty and integrity of the medical profession. They promised to deliver their services to the patients with speed and accuracy.
They averred that they would get the best and reliable services to their patients.
October 9th, 2012, 12:26 AM
Symposium held on ‘foetal anomalies’ (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=91955)
Warangal: Significant deliberations have taken place on ‘Foetal anomalies’ at Kakatiya Medical College (KMC) where a one-day symposium was held to debate the issue here on Sunday.A group of doctors – gynaecologists, pediatrics, radiologists and others gathered here at the KMC tried to find realistic answers to the question of whether a foetus with anomalies be allowed to grow and take birth or should it be terminated?
The specialist doctors dealing with the ante-natal and post natal care explored the issue in depth and attempted to stress on the importance of coordination between the specialists dealing with the matter.
Senior pediatrician Dr. T Rajaiah, speaking on the occasion, said parents were confused with each specialist giving his own version about the foetal anomalies and thus the parents were unable to decide whether to give birth or terminate the pregnancy.
If all the specialists consult each other and come to a common decision, it would help build a better society. The symposium was jointly organized by the Indian Association of Pediatrics and Hanamkonda based Kalyani Hospitals.
Chief patron of the event, Dr Parcha Anjani Devi said the technology in the field of medical field now enabled people to know the anomalies in foetus and correct the same. As there has been lack of coordination between the doctors children were born with severe defects much to the agony of the parents.
A comprehensive approach was needed to address the issue and there was an urgent need to create awareness among the gynecologists about the foetal anamolies and allied issues. “That will be tribute to our field and to the society,” she noted.
Welcoming the experts who came from Bangalore, Maharashtra and other places, organizing secretary Dr Pingali Gopal said it was the first of its kind effort where all the specialists dealing with foetal anomalies were brought together.
He said similar conferences would be held across the country to debate on this important issue. IMA local president Dr Maganti Seshu Madhav said it was like viewing a science fiction movie seeing all the specialists on one dais.
KMC principal Dr A Vivekananda urged the doctors to create awareness among the parents and seek their cooperation for better performance of their duties. IAP president R Prabhakar Rao, DM & HO P Sambasiva Rao and others spoke.
October 10th, 2012, 01:08 AM
‘Clean City’ programme to be launched on Oct 10 (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=92169)
Warangal: All set for the launch of ‘Clean City Championship Campaign’ by Warangal Municipal Corporation (WMC).The one-week campaign would be kick-started on October10, 2012 as part of WMCs solid waste management initiative and concludes on October 17. About 450 municipal staffs from 65 municipalities from different districts would take part in the programme on trial basis, Municipal Commissioner Vivek Yadav.
He said the inaugural of the programme would be held at Teachers’ Colony in Hanamkonda at 6.00 am. The solid waste management programme was aimed at improving sanitation, hygiene and public health, he said.
The municipal commissioner and other officials have held meetings with the leaders of the different communities and religious heads, social organizations and even political party leaders for ensuring mass participation in the programme. As part of the programme stress would be laid on the collection of dry and wet wastage separately. A team of three municipal staff would cover 500 households.
The visiting municipal staffs would learn about the collection and management of dry and wet wastage separately during the one week programme.The residents have to hand over dry and wet wastage separately. Warangal City Corporation was chosen to implement the ‘Clean City Championship Campaign’ for the first time in the country.
Every citizen should support the programme to make it a success, he said adding the residents should not dump the wastages in open ground and public places, In case of failure, a penalty of Rs 500 would be levied, he informed.
After October 17 the failure to segregate the wastage would also attract a penalty of one rupee per household. Municipal Commissioner Vivek Yadav said the wet garbage like vegetable wastage and others would be used to produce vermin-compost.
Vivek Yadav directed the managements of government and private banks and business houses to provide toilet facility to the visiting customers so as to check open urination. Likewise, the corporation planned to construct public toilets at crucial junctions in the town.
October 10th, 2012, 01:10 AM
Role model to all who inspired a generation (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=1&subCategory=2&ContentId=92108)
Warangal: Rich tributes were paid to a human rights crusader late K Balagopal at a programme conducted at Kakatiya University here on Monday. Marking the death anniversary of Balagopal the university and ‘Perspectives’, a social sciences and literature publishing house, have conducted the third endowment lecture in memory of the activist.
A management professor from IIT Kharagpur, Dr. Anand Telthumbde, delivered a lecture on ‘Marxism and Human Rights’ and expounded on the activists’ point of view on Marxism.
He said Balagopal elevated human rights to such a high pedestal as to imagine that social transformation would happen through struggle for them and not through violence as internalized by the Marxist tradition. He opined, “Marxism has been made a ‘canon’, a religion, which only valorizes faithful and condemns its sinners.” However, Balagopal with his creative spirit, honed by the dialectics of theory and practice could not stand it, he said.
It was not a failure of Marx, but it was the failure of the Marxists that they were not honest in using their tool box for liberation of the targeted groups, observed Prof Telthumbde. Prof G Haragopal of Central University explained about the Perspectives, a group founded with late Balagopal to bring out inspiring books and the role played by late Balagopal in Human Rights movement. ‘Perspectives’ has so far published 45 books.
He said Balagopal presented the daily life experiences and human rights connected to them in a subtle manner. He also attempted to present the limitations and the ideology of Marxism in comprehensive manner. Presiding over the function, KU vice chancellor Prof B Venkataratnam described Balagopal as a great personality and shared his experiences with him while he worked as teacher at KU in the department of Mathematics.
Balagopal inspired a generation of youth and continues to stand as a role model for students and teachers, he said. KU registrar Prof. K. Sayulu, former director of NAAC, Prof V S Prasad, Dean Social Sciences, Prof K Sitarama Rao, Balagopal’s wife V Vasanthalaxmi, activists Ramakrishna, Jeevan Kumar, University College principal Prof N Ramaswamy and the college vice principal K Damodar Rao and others were present. A book titled ‘Manishi-Marxism’ authored by Balagopal was released on the occasion.
October 10th, 2012, 11:02 PM
JVV conducts seminar for school teachers (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=92421)
Warangal: Jana Vignana Vedika organised a science seminar spread over three sessions for the benefit of Government school teachers at New Science College here on Tuesday.
First session titled ‘Science of learning’ dealt with preparing the students to meet the 21st Century challenges.
How to enhance the memory power and reducing the work load to bring in the more creative talents among students was debated. Guiding the students to have clean habbits and unearth other talents of the students was also discussed.
Second session talked about ‘Science of teaching’ and it is not mere teaching but experiment while learning works well in greater proportions.
As per the maturity levels, the students should be given the experiences in the Science and Technological fields. Students should be trained in enhancing their communication skills apart from developing organisational skills.
JVV general secretary K B Dharma Prakash welcomed the gathering while JVV president M Ramulu presided over the meeting. Speaking at the seminar District Science Officer (DSO) Keshava Rao appreciated the efforts of JVV as they were organising much needed programmes for the benefit of school children thus guiding them to develop the scientific temper at a tender age.
136 teachers from several mandals participated in the science seminar. JVV leaders Prof Laxma Reddy, Anand Kumar, Nagavelli Ashok, T Srinath, Bhadraiah, Ranga Chary, Sandeep Kumar, Dayakar, Satya Prakash, Venkatesh, Raju, Ashok, Ravi Kumar, Prof Adinarayana, T Ramesh and others took part in the seminar.
October 12th, 2012, 01:01 AM
Minister launches ‘Clean City Campaign’ (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=92618)
Warangal: Minister for Backward Communities Welfare Baswaraju Saraiah has launched prestigious ‘Clean City Championship Campaign’ here Wednesday. The programme was taken up by Warangal Municipal Corporation (WMC) as part of its solid waste management initiative. This is a first of its kind special drive organized in Andhra Pradesh.
It was initiated by Ministry of Municipal Administration. Speaking after inaugurating the programme the minister appealed to the citizens to cooperate with the municipal staff and officials to make the programme a successful one.
He said the State government has been taking all steps to develop the tri-cities of Warangal-Hanamkonda-Kazipet as greater Warangal Municipal Corporation. He promised to provide required funds for the development of the town. Municipal Commissioner Vivek Yadav explained the details of the programme.
Warangal (West) MLA Dasyam Vinay Bhasker and district Collector Rahul Bojja have launched the programme at Waddepally area in Hanamkonda and interacted with public seeking their active role in the programme. It might be noted that about 450 municipal staff from 65 municipalities from different districts were taking part in the programme on trial basis. The campaign would be held for one week between October 10 and 17.
Several meetings in this connection was held here create awareness among the concerned officials. Municipal Administration Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy, joint director Khadir Sab and others visited the town in the current week to review the arrangements.The solid waste management programme was aimed at improving sanitation, hygiene and public health. As part of the programme stress would be laid on the collection of dry and wet wastage separately.
A team of three municipal staff would cover 500 households. The visiting municipal staff from outside the district would learn about the collection and management of dry and wet wastage separately during the one week programme.
The residents have to hand over dry and wet wastage separately after October 17 failure of which would attract a penalty of one rupee. Similarly, if any resident was found dumping the wastages in open ground and public places a penalty of Rs 500 would be levied, the officials informed.
October 12th, 2012, 11:08 PM
Excel in every activity, pharma students told (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=1&ContentId=92945)
An orientation programme for B Pharm students of SVS Pharmacy College, Warangal was conducted on Thursday. Noted pharmacy scientist, Prof Rambhau Devraj addressing the gathering exhorted the students to excel in every activity they were engaged in. Refinement and high level of standards has to be maintained by the students in the academic pursuit as well as in their personal lives, he said.
A pharmacist owns a responsibility greater than a medical doctor holds towards the well being of the people and protecting their health. Every student should keep in mind that he was in the profession of serving the people and work with high level of dedication, he said.
He appealed to the government to ensure that quality education be provided to all students. The governments need not give subsidies to the colleges the same amount should be spent on improving the quality of education, he opined.
The SVS Group of Institutions chairman E Tirumal Rao explained the facilities the management has been providing to the students. Of the 33 pharmacy colleges in the state SVS Pharmacy College was one of the two colleges where all the seats were filled, he claimed.
The SVS Group of Institutions secretary E Anoop, director P Prasad Rao, dean A Venkatesham and others also spoke.
October 12th, 2012, 11:54 PM
Photo exhibition at Div. PROs offices draws crowds (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=92870)
Mulugu (Warangal): A photo exhibition being conducted by divisional public relations and information office on the welfare programmes being implemented by state government has been attracting crowds here.
The exhibition is organized by divisional public relations and information officer M Srinivasa Rao. He informed that the exhibition would be conducted at the weekly markets that would be held at different locations in the division.
The exhibition contains pictures depicting salient features of Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Rajiv Arogyasri, Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu, Forest Rights Act, the details of programmes being conducted by Integrated Tribal Development Agency and others.
The conduct of exhibition is aimed at creating awareness among the rural folks about the government programmes.
It would help to motivate them to make use of such programmes, opined Srinivasa Rao. The exhibitions are being conducted at remote villages of Pasra, Jangalapalli, and Mallampalli of Govindraopet and Mulugu mandals since Octobver 9, 2012. Publicity assistant R Sudarshan, staff N Sampath, B Vijayam, Venkateshwarlu and others took part in the programme.
October 12th, 2012, 11:55 PM
SPs advise cops to help people in crisis (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=92873)
Warangal: Warangal (urban) Superintendent of Police S Shyam Sunder and Warangal (rural) Superintendent of Police S Rajesh Kumar advised the people to cultivate the habit of helping fellow human beings when in crisis. They said that with the little bit of philanthropy one would save several needy families.
They were addressing a gathering of police personnel with their families while donating an amount of Rs 1.50 lakh to the families of bereaved police personnel families under Cheyuta programme.
The bereaved were Kannoju Damodar, Head Constable in Warangal Traffic wing died due to ill-health in the month of July-2012 and Kathi Veeraswamy, Constable with Hanamkonda P S, who too died in July-2012. Their families were given with Rs 1.5 lakh each to mitigate their woes of loss of life.
Under Cheyuta programme police personnel or their families in distress would be helped from the contributions of other police personnel. This was found to be of a great help to bereaved families, said Welfare R I Nagaiah.
October 12th, 2012, 11:55 PM
Vikram series books distributed (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=92874)
Warangal: With higher academic degrees the students can mould their life as per their ambitions and be successful after the education, said AP Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) district president Pinna Shivakumar. He said that those who sincerely pursue their academics would be well placed later in their career.
He was participating in free distribution of Vikram series books worth Rs 20,000 to Government school-going students at a function in Government Markazi High School in Hanamkonda on Thursday. He lauded the Vikram series owner R S Vikram for freely donating the books for the needy students.Speaking on the occasion, philanthropist R S Vikram said that he grew from small to the present status.
He recalled his humble beginnings to pursue higher education and grew in the business. He said that Government Markazi High School is better than many private institutions and revealed that the school alumni former Chief Secretary of AP, Ramakanth Reddy, and scores of others who have reached higher posts in the hierarchy studied Government sponsored education.
He promised to continue his mission of distributing the books free to the poorer sections of the society. Government Markazi High School Headmaster Devender Reddy asked the students to avail the Vikram series books in their pursuit for academic excellence.
APUWJ district secretary Anil Kumar recalled his fond memories in the school as an alumnus. APUWJ vice president Peddesh, executive member Buchi Reddy, Vikram series officials Nimma Srinivas, school teachers, students and others participated in the programme.
October 12th, 2012, 11:56 PM
Warangal stands second in State (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=92875)
Warangal: District Collector Rahul Bojja directed the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), medical and health officials to take up 100 percent registration of the pregnant women in the district. He said that such a step was needed to reduce the mortality rate of pregnant women or infant children.
He was addressing the officials in review meeting of the concerned officials at Zilla Parishad Conference Hall in Hanamkonda on Thursday.
He expressed his anguish at the officials as the district occupys second position in the state in the mortality rate of pregnant mother or infant children. He directed the officials to register all the pregnant women in the district at Public Health Centre level and Sub-Centre level and offer free medicare. He instructed the officials to inspire the pregnant women to come for delivery only in the hospitals especially in Government hospitals.
Collector Rahul said that the funds are available to buy relevant medical equipment for the purpose of conducting the operations as the need may be. He asked for proper understanding between health officials and Anganwadi workers in reducing MMR and IMR rate. He directed at cluster level meetings every fortnight.
He expressed his concern over the death of women or children mostly among the people of below poverty line in Warangal district. He said that mothers should be given nutrient food and better medicare to reduce the rate. He directed ANM, Anganwadi, Asha workers to identify the pregnant women and register for better facilities by the Government at village level.
Rahul Bojja asked the officials to use the facilities of 108 and 104 Ambulance emergency services during the delivery time. He asked the Ambulance services officials to take the pregnant women only to Government hospitals for admission or treatment.
District Medical and Health Officer Sambasiva Rao asked the officials for early recognition of pregnant women for proper medicare and nutritional support. He clarified that committees are formed at cluster level.
He also clarified that every pregnant woman is checked by the health officials minimum of four times during the pregnancy time. He asked the officials for better education of the issues to the needy women. He also asked the officials to propagate the importance of mother feed as vital for the growth of the infants. He sought help from his colleagues for reduction of mortality rate in the district.
Government Maternity Hospital superintendent Vivekananda said that mortality rate would be considered for measuring the development index of the district or state or nation. He said that safe delivery is possible at Government hospitals and confidence has to be built among the pregnant women.
DRDA PD Vijaya Gopal, Additional DM&HO Suryaprakash, several doctors, ICDS supervisors and others took part in the meeting.
October 13th, 2012, 10:20 PM
Warangal girl gets 30th position in Mental Calculation World Cup (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=1&subCategory=2&ContentId=93161)
A girl student from Warangal district has shined at the Fifth Mental Calculation World Cup-2012 held at Giessen in Germany between September 29 and October 1. Kunduru Bhavani has secured 30th position among the top 40 participants who were adjudged as most versatile calculators at the event. Students from 196 countries took part in the event and from India four students were selected.
Fourteen-year- old Bhavani is the only student selected from south India. She is said to be the youngest participant in the event and thus created a record. She secured 19th position in calendar calculations, 25th rank in multiplications, 26th rank in cube root calculations and in ‘Memoriad Trophy’ category secured 29th rank.
Bhavani was trained at Genius Abacus and Vedic Maths Foundation in Warangal. Vedic Maths founder K Raji Reddy informed press persons here on Friday that the girl has been trying to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.
He congratulated the student and said ‘it is a proud moment for us that a girl from Warangal has emerged as international mathematician’. Bhavani said that she wanted to become a mathematician after her education and would strive to improve her performance.
October 13th, 2012, 10:47 PM
Handicrafts exhibition draws crowds in Warangal (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=93063)
Warangal: A handicrafts and handlooms exhibition being organized of Kalabharathi Handicrafts and Handlooms Artisans Welfare Association is attracting huge number of crowds here. The exhibition is being conducted at TTD Kalyana Mandapam here at Hanamkonda. Artisans from different places have come together under the aegis of Kalabharathi to put up exhibition which will conclude on October 22.
Exclusive garments from Pochampalli, Kalankari, Kashmir shawls and Bengali Cotton find their place. Handicrafts such as Kondapalli and Etikoppaka toys, Hyderabadi pearls, imitation jewellery, rosewood panels and homemade Ayurveda products are also on display at the exhibition. Ayurvedic medicines by Khadi Gramodyog, Tamil Nadu Chettinad sarees, Chebrolu khadi material, Warangal towels, Mangalagiri handlooms and specially designed dresses for kids are also available.
Telangana Archaka Sama- khya district president Gangu Upendra Sharma inaugurated the exhibition. He opined that Indian handicrafts and handlooms are world renowned for their design distinction, quality and aesthetic outlook. ‘Exhibitions like this will help to promote Indian traditions and cultural richness’ Upendra Sharma said.
The association president J Satyanarayana and R Prasada Rao said they have been visiting Hanamkonda every year and encouraged by the response and patronage from the people.
October 13th, 2012, 10:47 PM
Free training for the unemployed (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=93064)
Warangal: Rural unemployed would be given free training and placement assistance, announced B-Chip director D Suma Devi. She said the selected unemployed youth from villages would be given free training in computers, marketing and sales and would be provided placement assistance under the aegis of District Rural Development Agency and Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu (RYK) scheme.
She also said that eligible youth selected for the programme would be given free food and stay facilities and interested candidates are advised to call the phone number: 98491 03344, she added.
October 15th, 2012, 12:54 AM
Chemical-free vegetables at Siddartha Nagar (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=93285)
Warangal: The town based Bala Vikasa Social Service Society has launched ‘Organic vegetable store’ on Saturday at Siddartha Nagar in Kazipet. The society’s executive director S Shoury Reddy has inaugurated the store.
The outlet is completely owned and managed by the farmer’s cooperative under the guidance of Bala Vikasa. The society initiated a programme in promoting organic cultivation involving 250 farmers in 20 villages of Warangal district.
Speaking after inaugurating the outlet, Shoury Reddy said excessive usage of chemical in cultivation has been creating negative impact on health and environment and also increasing the crop input cost. In this situation organic cultivation is the best alternative not only to protect the environment and human health but also to ensure sustainability of agriculture, he noted.
Many researchers have already proved that the chemical residues in the food grains and vegetables are leading to multiple health problems and other complications, he explained. With an objective of eliminating the middlemen and to ensure attractive price to the organic producers Bala Vikasa encouraged the organic farmers to form a cooperative society and then to start the vending outlet, he noted.
Bala Vikasa plans to launch more units in the coming days going by the response from the consumers.
More number of farmers would be encouraged to produce organic vegetables in huge quantities to meet the demand for organic products in the market, Shoury Reddy added. A retired joint director of agriculture Rama Lingam coordinating the programme said farmers are trained well in preparing various organic farming inputs, such as Gana and Drava jeevamrutha, Panchagavya and leafy decoctions using material such as cow dung and urine.
Retired officials R Chakrapani and Dr. Vishwanath appreciated Bala Vikasa initiative. A farmer S Madhusudan Reddy said with the help of Bala Vikasa they are engaged in organic farming but had no platform for selling the produce. ‘Now with this outlet the problem is addressed’ he added. Bala Vikasa Food security Program Officer Francs said more farmers would be roped in to cultivate large variety of vegetables to meet customers’ need.
October 15th, 2012, 12:55 AM
Dr Mallesham, Dr Sridhar Raju win IMA posts (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=93291)
Warangal: Dr Kankala Mallesham and Dr Yerra Sridhar Raju were elected president and secretary respectively of Indian Medical Association (IMA) of the district unit. Dr Mallesham defeated his nearest rival Dr Sudheer by a margin of 78 votes while Dr Sridhar Raju won against his nearest rival Dr S S Murthy by a margin of 77 votes in prestigious elections.
Though president and secretary were elected unanimously on last three occasions, this time the contest became inevitable as the contestants shot down the idea of unanimous election. Prominent politicians and doctors of the tri-cities of Hanamkonda-Warangal-Kazipet greeted the new IMA office bearers.
October 15th, 2012, 12:56 AM
Karthikeya Sarma takes over as CMD of NPDCL (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=93290)
Warangal: IAS officer Karthikeya Sarma took charge as Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Northern Power Distribution Company Limited (NPDCL) at its office in Hanamkonda. He was holding the post of sub-collector at Bhodhan in Nizamabad district prior to the current assignment.
NPDCL directors, employee union leaders, senior engineers and others met him and greeted him on assuming of the office. He called on the district Collector Rahul Bojja who wished him all the best. Later, speaking to the employees who met him on taking over the job, Karthikeya Sarma averred that all staff members of NPDCL should work with the devotion and commitment and achieve good results and better feedback from the consumers.
October 15th, 2012, 12:56 AM
Training for Hindi Pundits from Oct 17 (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=93293)
Warangal: A training programme for Social Studies and Hindi teachers of the district was arranged by Rajiv Vidya Mission (RVM) in association with the education department, said RVM Project Officer B Rajamouli.
He instructed Hindi teacher of school assistant cadre, one each from one mandal to report at Government Markazi High School in Hanamkonda for training for a period of 3-days from October 17 to 19. According to the sources, a similar training programme was underway for the Social Studies teachers of School Assistant cadre with effect from Saturday. Mandal MEOs were instructed to select Hindi Pundits for training in Hanamkonda.
October 15th, 2012, 12:57 AM
Srinivas is KU disabilities cell director (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=93294)
Warangal: Dr P Srinivasa Rao, Asst. Professor of Public Administration, Kakatiya University was appointed as Director, Cell for Persons with Disabilities of KU for a period of one year. A special cell for persons with disabilities has been established to look after the benefits to the Physically Challenged Persons in the
University. Dr. P. Srinivasa Rao is the first director
of this new Cell.
November 8th, 2012, 12:25 AM
‘Technology in DNA helps to cure diseases’ (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=98444)
Warangal: Technological advancements coming up in DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) sequencing would offer a ray of hope to the persons affected with life threatening diseases, said Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) director Ch Mohan Rao.
He said that the diagnosis of diseases could be done even before a person was affected with the disease with the help of advanced genome sequencing which would soon be available for the use of all.
Sometime back it required the participation of six nations and three years and billions of US dollars to analyze the human DNA, with the next two years the information could be known in 15 minutes.
The technology being developed at Oxford Nanopore Technologies would revolutionise the human life in the days to come, Mohan Rao said delivering a popular lecture on `How do we sequence our DNA: past, present and the future’ here at Kakatiya University on Tuesday. The lecture was organized by Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences. It would help diagnose diseases much earlier and to prevent its occurrence by taking remedial measures.
The study was called ‘pharmacogenomics’ in which the scientists across the world were engaged, the CCMB director said. Though much of the basic science was developed by Indian scientists, it was brought into use by western nations than India. Raman Effect was being used in bio-scanners while microwave discovered by Jagadish Chandra Bose’s was used in developing cell phone network, he explained.
KU Vice Chancellor Prof B Venkataratnam presided over the meeting.
The Akademi regional coordinator Ch Sanjeeva Reddy and joint coordinator G Shamitha, Akademi publications editor GVM Sharma, honorary treasurer J Madhusudan Rao and others spoke.
November 8th, 2012, 12:26 AM
Programme on organic farming (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=98442)
Mangapet (Warangal): A training programme on organic farming of vegetables was conducted for farmers in agency area at Cherupally village in Mangapet mandal of the district on Tuesday.
The training programme was organized by Sarvodaya Youth Organisation (SYO). At the training programme the farmers and the people in agency area were also told about importance of the balanced diet that includes vegetables.
Scores of farmers and farm workers mostly women from different villages attended the training programme. A retired deputy director of agriculture Vishwanath Raju was the resource person for the training programme.
Addressing the farmers, he explained about the significance of organic farming while explaining the evil affects of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
The residues of such fertilizers and pesticides used for growing vegetables would led to harmful impact on the persons consumed such produce, he added.
Hence, for a good health one must prefer to grow the vegetables in organic manner and to consume the same. He advised the locals to include vegetables in their diet schedule to make it a balanced diet, which is very much needed in the present situation.
Since the people from agency area were being subjected to various diseases round the year proper quantity of vegetables must be taken for maintaining health properly.
Raju opined that lack of minerals and vitamins in the diet habit of the agency people has been making them fall sick and forcing them to spend lots of money and also affecting their productivity.
This has also been causing heavy financial burden on the farmers and their family members. He has also explained in detail about nutritive value of those vegetables grown in organic method.
Social worker Hepsibah and SYO officials Chaparthy, and Ravinder were present for the meeting. B. Ramesh project coordinator, Shravan Kumar field coordinator organized the meeting.
November 29th, 2012, 10:33 PM
KU to organize workshop on modern health care (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=103395)
Warangal: Kakatiya Univeresity Zoology Department is organisnig a two day workshop on ‘Uses of Recombinant DNA Technology in Modern Health Care’ on November 30 and December 1, 2012. The programme is being sponsored by Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad.
It is an endeavour to provide an opportunity especially for the under graduate, post graduate and research scholars along with young teachers to interact with scientists in the field from all over the country about the recent trends in sciences and technology, said convener Dr. G. Shamitha.
Registrar Prof. K. Sayulu would inaugurate the workshop on 30th November in the Senate Hall of the University. Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, Director, National Centre for Cell Sciences, University of Pune would deliver keynote address. Dr. Sanjeev Khosla, Dr. Rupinder Kaur, Dr. Rohit Joshi of Centre for DNA Finger Printing and Diagnosis, Hyderabad, Dr. Sharmistha Banerjee of UoH, Dr. Rakesh Mishra of CCMB, Hyderabad would deliver lectures on the topic during the workshop. About 200 science students, researchers and faculty would take part in the workshop, Dr. Shamitha added.
November 29th, 2012, 10:34 PM
District tops in paddy procurement for PDS (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=103394)
Warangal: The district of Warangal was topping the list in the State in the recently launched decentralized procurement of paddy and rice for supply through public distribution system (PDS). In Warangal district the Civil Supplies Corporation has targeted procurement of 1.5 lakh metric tonnes of raw rice and already 14,400 metric tonnes were collected. The process that began on November 15 would continue till February, 2013.
It might be noted that following a decision by the union government to decentralize procurement of rice and paddy for PDS supply, the corporation has selected seven districts – Karimnagar, Nalgonda, Warangal, Guntur, Prakash, Nellore and Chittoor for buying rice for the current year.
Corporation managing director D Varaprasad informed that the remaining districts would also be brought under the process in the next year. The official was here to review the ongoing collection, quality check and storage of the collected rice. He also interacted with the local rice millers and discussed about the new system.
The managing director said that the corporation has targetted to collect 40 lakh metric tonnes of raw rice from all the districts of the State. The collected rice would be distributed to the poor through PDS locally. In all the seven districts, the Civil Supplies Corporation plans to collect 11 lakh metric tonnes of levy rice and four lakh metric tonne through paddy purchase centres.
The project of decentralized procurement of rice was Rs 680 crore in Warangal district and the money would be spent to buy rice from the farmers. In seven districts the new system would help to save about Rs 70 crore which goes towards transportation otherwise, Varaprasad said.‘Our focus is strengthening all the mandal level stock (MLS) points by installing computers, electronic weighing machines and training personnel there. Strict quality control measures were being taken’ the official said.
At several places the corporation has rejected the stock and booked criminal cases against the traders who tried to commit unfair means of trading, he noted. The corporation spends Rs 23 per kilogram and gives to the poor at one rupee per kilogram, he explained.
Later, speaking at review meeting, he said that 186 rice procurement centres were set up in Warangal. He told the rice millers to strictly maintain the quality of the rice. He assured steps in clearing the bills pending to be paid to millers by Food Corporation of India.
Joint Collector PS Pradyumna was present.
November 29th, 2012, 10:36 PM
WMC cracks the whip on garbage offenders (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=103163)
Warangal: Officials led by Warangal Municipal Corporation (WMC) Commissioner Vivek Yadav is cracking the whip on those offenders who were throwing garbage on the roads. In their campaign of Clean City and Green City, WMC officials fined the management of Sharada function hall near Kakatiya University Rs 300 and with Rs 100 on AGR Garden function hall for throwing the garbage on road side.
In their campaign, a resident of Kothur Jenda in Hanamkonda was fined Rs 20 for dumping garbage without segregating the waste as dry and wet garbage by the sanitary staff of WMC.
WMC Environmental Engineer Saritha said that here onwards the officials would slap bigger fines on the offenders throwing the garbage on the road side or nallahs or at inappropriate places other than bins meant for them.
She urged the tri-cities residents to segregate the dry and wet garbage and handover the same to the concerned sanitary staff during their daily visits to the colonies and houses or keep in the bins specially arranged for dry and wet garbage. Sanitary Inspector Sambaiah, Nodal Officer Srinivas and other staff who undertook the operation in some parts of the city.
December 25th, 2012, 02:15 PM
SVS holds Robotics Championship workshop (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=5&ContentId=109158)
Warangal: SVS Group of educational institutions in association with IIT-Kharagpur and ARK Techno Solutions organised their joint two-day workshop titled ‘National Robotics Championship-2013’ in Hana- mkonda on Saturday and Sunday.
Speaking on the occasion, SVS Group chairman E Thirumal Rao said that SVS is one of the two centres selected for the workshop on Robotics Championship in Andhra Pradesh. He disclosed that there are 70 zonal centres promoting the concept in India while only two engineering colleges were selected in the entire A P. The other college selected was CBIT, located in Hyderabad.
Thirumal Rao revealed that if their college team is selected in the competitions, they would be awarded Rs 1,00,000 by the sponsors and IIT, Kharagpur. He said that if their college team wins the coveted competition, college management would additionally offer Rs 50,000 to the successful team. He said that to encourage the young engineers to always dream and execute the successful projects, his college would financially promote the aspiring students.
SVS Group secretary Anoop advised the students taking part in the Robotic events to think differently on how to be successful in the competitions. Workshop coordinator Sanjay Prasad, M Shyam Sunder, P Kishore Reddy, M Ramesh, Satish, Baig, ARK Techno Solutions Engineer Mithesh participated in the workshop.
February 28th, 2013, 06:44 PM
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March 20th, 2013, 03:55 PM
Warangal Municipal limits altered with inclusion of 42 villages (http://newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/article1508809.ece)
Finally a step has been taken to tranform Warangal into Greater Warangal, with inclusion of 42 surrounding villages from five mandals in Warangal district.
The state government on Tuesday issued a Government Order altering the limits of the Warangal Municipal Corporation.
Though there was the demand for upgrading Warangal, one of the most important cities in Telangana region, to Greater Warangal, the GO does not mention any such provision of the upgradation except inclusion of more villages enhancing its area.
One of the oldest municipalities in the state, Warangal, which comprises three cities - Warangal, Hanamkonda and Kazipet - was declared as urban area in 1901 and made a major municipality in 1934. Later, Warangal was upgraded to a special grade municipality in July 1959 and as a selection grade municipality in July 1960 and was declared as Municipal Corporation on August 18, 1994.
Once the capital of Kakatiya Empire, Warangal has been lagging behind in development, when compared to other major cities in the state owing to the paucity of funds. Central funds under the JNNURM could not be sought as the population was less than the required 10 lakh.
As per the 2011 census, the population of Warangal city was 7.59 lakh.
Sources said after lengthy deliberations in the Warangal and surrounding gram panchayats, it was decided by all stakeholders to propose for merger of 47 villages from five mandals - Hasanparthy, Hanamkonda, Dharmasagar, Geesugonda and Sangam. The proposal was submitted to the government about eight months ago.
With the opposition alleging that BC Welfare minister Basavaraju Saraiah was mounting pressure on the government to stall decision fearing political repercussions, the government was reluctant to take any decision hastily. However, following pressure from all quarters, the government finally relented and gave a nod to include 42 villages, but did not upgrade the city to Greater Municipality.
Political fallout of the merger
With inclusion of 42 villages from three more constituencies - Wardhannapet, Parkal, Station Ghanpur - three more MLAs will now have greater hand in the administration of Warangal in addition to the two MLAs - Warangal East and Warangal West.
According to political observers, inclusion of the additional villages in the Warangal Municipal Corporation will only spell trouble for the ruling Congress party, as it would mean greater influence for the TRS. Of the five MLAs now having say in the matters of WMC, only Warangal East MLA Basavaraju Saraiah and Wardhannapet MLA K Sridhar are from the Congress, while Warangal West MLA D Vinay Bhaskar, Parkal MLA M Bhikshapathy and Ghanpur MLA T Rajaiah belong to the TRS.
March 25th, 2013, 02:02 PM
IT incubation tower flagged off in Warangal (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/IT-incubation-tower-flagged-off-in-Warangal/articleshow/19179091.cms)
Warangal: Information technology minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah and communication is the foundation for Sunday ugly year IT Incubation Tower here. Speaking on the occasion, he Said That Such building of towers in two-tier cities Would help create more jobs and IT infrastructure. The building of the tower completed in nine Would Be months at the cost of Rs 4.50 Estimated crore, he Said, Adding That icts in first phase, the tower Would Provide 15.000 square feet space for IT companies.