Flamingo Festival 2018 starts on 7th Jan

Flamingo Festival 2018 is a three day event to welcome and celebrate the arrival of migratory birds, especially Flamingos. The annual Flamingo Festival is celebrated at the bird sanctuary at Nelapattu, Pulicat lake and the nearby Sullurupet town in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. Various migratory birds including Flamingo come to this part of Andhra Pradesh. This festival attracts tourists from all over the world. Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is one of the largest Pelicanry in South-East Asia with more than 1,500 Pelicans breeding an average every year. The Festival will take place in 4 locations Sullurpeta (Main Stage – Stalls & … Continue reading Flamingo Festival 2018 starts on 7th Jan

Tanneries excluded from Krishnapatnam Leather Complex

The Andhra Pradesh state government has decided to remove leather tanning activity at the proposed Krishnapatnam International Leather Complex (KPILC) to put an end to pollution concerns of neighbouring villagers. The project is coming up at Kothapatnam village in Kota mandal of Nellore district, in 532 acres at an investment of Rs 281 crore. The leather complex is expected to provide employment to 15,000 people. Government of India gave environment clearance in 2014 itself. Department of industrial policy and promotion cleared the project in 2016. But the project remained a non-starter due to unrelenting agitation by the residents of 10 surrounding … Continue reading Tanneries excluded from Krishnapatnam Leather Complex