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KHAMMAM, Monday, September 22, 2014

Lakkaram Tank, a neglected beauty

Once a tourist attraction and irrigation tank, Lakkaram Lake in Khammam dug up during the reign of the Kakatiyas, has ceased to serve both farmers and tourists. Tank is spread over 120 acres. The storage area has shrunk drastically from 160 acres due to encroachment on its bed due to the real estate boom in the last decade and it does not irrigate any land. Of the six tourism projects initiated by the then government in the year 2000 under PPP mode in and around the tank, only four projects had come up and the remaining two, including a multiplex, did not take off. Even those completed are not maintained properly. The boats for the water sports project are lying idle. The unchecked discharge of sewage into the tank and the dense growth of weeds renders the water body inhospitable for aquatic species. The Hindu photographer G.N. Rao takes a look at the tank – Text: P. Sridhar. »
More on environmental pollution AND: conservationeconomy, business and financeenvironmental cleanupenvironmental issuesriverswater (natural resource)
VISAKHAPATNAM, Wednesday, September 17, 2014

VPT chief chants 3-R mantra for conservation

The Hindu in association with Essar observes World Ozone Day. Mr. Krishna Babu asked them to cultivate the habit of reading a good English newspaper that would improve their general knowledge. »
More on environmental pollution AND: Andhra Pradeshclimate changeconservationenvironmental cleanupenvironmental issuesVisakhapatnam
VISAKHAPATNAM, Friday, September 12, 2014

Rally against use of plastic

Waving a banner that said, ‘Save earth and avoid polythene covers’, holding placards that carried a green message, and raising slogans all along, the team of India Youth for Society flagged off it... »
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