Andhra Pradesh

Renowned Telugu Cinema producer Edida Nageswara Rao passes away

Renowned Telugu Cinema Producer Edida Nageswara Rao passed away in Hyderabad, Telangana. He was 81.

He had produced numerous landmark movies Telugu Cinema (also known as Tollywood).

About Edida Nageswara Rao

  • He was born on April 24, 1934 in East Godavari district of undivided Andhra Pradesh.
  • He had started his career in film industry as a theatre artiste, dubbing artiste, film actor and later turned into a film producer by launching Poornodaya Movie Creations.
  • His debut movie as producer was Siri Siri Muvva which was a runaway hit in 1978 and was directed by eminent director K. Vishwanath.
  • In all he has produced 10 movies which turned out to be very popular and were big hits.
  • Movies produced by him are Tayaramma Bangarayya (1979), Shankarabharanam (1979), Seetakoka Chiluka (1981), Sagarasangamam (1983), Sitara (1984), Swatimutyam (1986), Swayamkrushi (1987) and Apatbandhavudu (1991).
  • Some of his movies have won National Film Award for best feature film in Telugu category, Nandi Awards and were screened in several international film festivals.


Union Government announces Special Assistance of Rs 1000 crore to Andhra Pradesh

Union Government has announced Special Assistance of 1000 crore rupees to the Andhra Pradesh Government for development projects during the financial year 2015-16.

The funds from Special Assistance will be utilised for the development of backward districts of Andhra Pradesh and creation of its new capital.

The creation of new capital will include construction of Raj Bhawan, High Court, Secretariat, Legislative Assembly, Legislative Council and other essential infrastructure.

Union Government has provided special assistance of 350 crore rupees for the development of 7 backward districts of Rayalaseema and North Coastal region.

Additional 300 crore rupees have been allocated for the Polavaram Irrigation Project as per provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 which had bifurcated the state and creating new state of Telangana on June 2, 2014.


Godavari, Krishna Rivers formally interlinked in Andhra Pradesh

Godavari River was formally interlinked with the Krishna River at Ibrahimpatnam near Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh.

Both rivers were interlinked after Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated a pylon at Ibrahimpatnam.

State government has named this historic occasion as ‘Krishna-Godavari Pavitra Sangamam’ meaning holy confluence in Telugu.

Key facts

  • The interlinking irrigation project located at Pattisam village in West Godavari district will pump Godavari River’s water into a canal 4 km under the Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Scheme. The pumped water will meet Krishna River at Ibrahimpatnam in Vijaywada district through 174 km long link canal.
  • The stored water by interlinking rivers at Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada will be diverted to irrigate paddy crop on 7 lakh acres in the Krishna, West and East Godavari districts, which are often called the rice bowl of the country.
  • It will also be used to bring drought prone area Rayalaseema region (Anantpur, Kurnool and Kadapa districts) under irrigation through Srisailam reservoir as it faces acute shortage of water for irrigation from June to August every year.
  • It will save around 80 thousand million cubic feet (TMCs) surplus water directly flowing from Godavari River into Bay of Bengal which will be used for irrigation purpose.
  • The inter-linking of both rivers was brainchild idea of eminent engineer and former Union minister Kanuri Lakshmana Rao (He is considered as father of the Indian Irrigation System).
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