Ameenpur lake in Hyderabad has got biodiversity heritage site tag, making it the first such water body in the country to achieve the status. A major attraction for bird watchers, the 93.15-acre lake is located in the metropolitan area limits of the city. The tag will help in protection of...
Asia’s first community radio for Dalit women, Sangham, broadcasts to nearly 200 villages that fall within its 30-km radius of Manchoor village in Medak district of Telangana. Each village has a group of women, called ‘sangham’, who are associated with the NGO Deccan Development Society (DDS) that in 2008 started...
The Telangana government has initiated a two-week long plantation drive aimed at increasing the green cover in the state from 24% to 33%. The third phase of the "Telanganaku Haritha Haram" programme plans to plant 230 crore saplings across the state, and revive 2.40 hectares of forests across the state. Meanwhile...
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has developed an affordable ‘Nutri-Food Basket’ of Smart Food to tackle high prevalence of anemia and malnutrition amongst the tribal population in Telangana. To be tested on field shortly, it provides the tribal population with affordable and available nutritious food...
To offer employment-oriented training to the youth from minority communities, the central government will set up 'Garib Nawaz' skill development centres in 100 districts of the country. "We have decided to start Garib Nawaz skill development centres in 100 districts in the next six months. To begin with, we will...
India’s first Dalit only university may come up at Hyderabad. The Telangana government plans to have an exclusive university for Dalit students who want to pursue their post-graduation. It will be ready by next academic year, according to officials. Although in India there are universities exclusively for women and religious minorities,...
The Hyderabad High Court ordered the Telangana State government to release share of the fee it collected from mining activities to the local bodies. The Rs 532 crore collected from the erstwhile Ranga Reddy district from 2006 to 2016 is now to be transferred to local bodies at the the...
Twelve year old Ravi Teja in Hyderabad repairs as many potholes as he can, so that they don’t kill one more person. This has been so since the boy saw three people on a bike fall and die on the Habsiguda road while avoiding a pothole, over a week...

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