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Thursday, May 25, 2017
PLANT NURSERIES IN AND AROUND VISAKHAPATNAM We all know plants synthesise food, give oxygen, prevent soil erosion, etc etc. But did you know that plants enlighten our minds too? Imagine you waking up one morning and finding yourself in midst of beautiful blooming flowers. It''s a wonderful way to start the day right? Then imagine how wonderful it would be if we get the opportunity to see them grow beautifully each day. There are many people who love plants and would go to a long way to take care of them. This article is for both plant lovers as well as the non-lovers. Planting trees is not only a boon for us but for the future generations too. Here are a few plant nurseries where you can try going for not only buying but also to treat your eyes admiring them. MVP Central Nursery These VUDA housing projects and parks are scattered in different parts of the three districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam. The development of plantations in Kailasagiri, Tenneti Park, Beach Park, Governor''s Bungalows etc are all due to their grace and hard work. The purchase starts early in the morning where many people rush to buy various plants of their choice for their homes. Visakha Rose Nursery This place is located in Seshadri nagar, colony, Chintalagraharam, near Simhachalam. Established in the year 1999, this nursery is for all rose lovers which provide the visitors with different types and colours of roses. CMR Nursery This place is located in Kommadi junction, Madhurawada. They have all varieties of plants ranging from indoor plants, outdoor plants, crotons , rose and other floral plants of different colours and sizes. Landscape designing is also available. Plant Nursery Located in the quiet lanes of Steel Plant, this nursery has different sizes and species of beautiful show plants, vegetable plants, crotons and floral plants. The rates are just so reasonable.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
CHHATTISGARH GIVES NOD FOR RAIPUR-VIZAG HIGHWAY : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has given an in-principle nod for connecting state capital Raipur to Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh via a new road route. The neighbouring state''s Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu, has proposed to link the two major cities through a national highway. "While chairing a review meeting of the state''s Public Works Department (PWD) here yesterday, Singh had a detailed discussion on the proposal," an official here said today. The department officials informed in the meeting that the Andhra Pradesh government had proposed to link Raipur to Vizianagram-Vishakhapatnam through a new road via Kurud to Nagri (Sihawa) area of Chhattisgarh and Nabarangpur of Odisha, and declare it as a national highway, he said. "The chief minister expressed happiness that this proposed national highway will link three states- Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh," he said. Presently, the distance between Raipur and Visakhapatnam via Jagdalpur (Bastar) is nearly 600 km while the new proposed route will shorten it by 200 km, he said. In the meeting, it was informed that Andhra Pradesh''s chief minister had sent a proposal in this context to Union Minister of Road Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari in February this year and simultaneously requested his Chhattisgarh counterpart to consider it, the official said. The proposed road will be built to cover around 401 kms from Visakhapatnam, Chinthalvalasa, Vizianagram and Saloor, Odisha''s Koraput, Umarkot, Baheda and Dighli to Raipur via Likhma, Borai, Nagri and Kurud. Nearly 164 kms of the proposed road falls in Chhattisgarh of which 132 kms will be developed as two-lane while the remaining 32 kms will be a single lane. However, the 54-km-long route from Raipur to Kurud on Jagdalpur road is already a national highway and now the state government has given its consent to declare rest of the proposed 110-km route also as NH, he said. "A part of the proposed route from Kurud further passes through forest land. Hence, the formalities related to forest clearance and others should be completed soon as per the rules so that the work may proceed," the official quoted the chief minister as saying in the meeting. It was informed in the meeting that PWD has set the target of completing construction of 28 roads of 1,526 kms by March 2018, at the cost of Rs 12,266 crore. These include six roads of the National Highway Authority of India and four roads in the Naxal-affected areas, he said.
MOTORISTS WAIT TO ''WIN WITH THE TIMES'' AT CITY JUNCTIONS : Motorists waited eagerly at the traffic signals of Thatichetlapalem and Pendurthy junctions on Tuesday morning to see who gets rewarded by The Times of India as part of the ''Win with the Times'' campaign. Even the oppressive heat could not deter them from following the traffic rules and wear helmets. Motorists who were spotted with the TOI newspaper were also recipients of rewards from traffic cops. DVSN Raju, who was spotted at Thatichetlapalem junction, said wearing a helmet has been his habit since the day he began driving a two-wheeler. "TOI is encouraging the public to follow traffic rules. The campaign is yielding positive results and surely making a difference," he added. Another commuter B Koteswara Rao, who was spotted at Pendurthy junction, appreciated TOI for coming up with a campaign that is successfully generating public awareness, while Dr KV Srinivas said, "I am so glad to get a gift. Rarely someone appreciates the true followers of traffic rules." Organised by The Times of India, the campaign is supported by the city traffic police and Vizag RTA department and would be held at various junctions in the city till May 26 from Monday to Friday between 8.30 am and 10 am. On Wednesday, ''Win with the Times'' campaign will be held at CP Office, Suryabagh Junction and Sheelangar Junction.
SUMMER CAMP FOR CHILDREN TO GIVE INSIGHT TO THE VIZAG ZOO : Summer is on its verge and children are attending a lot of summer camps happening around the city. While most of these camps focus on academia, sports and creative hobbies, one summer camp in the city will take your child behind the scenes of the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park. Visakhapatnam''s Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, in association with Vizag based NGO Trendsetters, are coming up with a children''s camp that will focus on teaching children about wild animals and the methods to take care of them on a city level. This camp will be organised for children belonging to classes 6, 7 and 8 and it is an experience that definitely should not be missed. Children will be introduced to the wonderful world of animals through camp adventures that include animal bathing & feeding activities, bioscope presentation, behind-the-scenes visits, keeper talks, guided tours, feed preparation and more. The Visakhapatnam Zoo Curator, Vijay Kumar has appealed all the interested students to utilise this opportunity to know about the insights of the zoo and enjoy the activities. This summer camp session will not only teach children about the importance of animals in the ecosystem, but also teach them to respect animals despite their enclosure. The zoo camp will be organized from May 24 to May 26 between timings 8 AM to 11 AM. So, grab this chance and be a part of the zoo summer camp to let your child explore the other side of the wild. For more details and fees of the summer camp contact Ganeshwar: +91 95502 71059