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| Last Updated:25/02/2017



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in the legislative sense, a bill or measure passed by both houses of congress; a law.


Andhra Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Programme


Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Programme

Alternative fuels

transportation fuels other than gasoline or diesel. Includes natural gas, methanol, and electricity.


underground source of water.


the 500 km thick layer of air surrounding the earth which supports the existence of all flora and fauna.

Air pollution

toxic or radioactive gases or particulate matter introduced into the atmosphere, usually as a result of human activity.

Acid rain

the precipitation of dilute solutions of strong mineral acids, formed by the mixing in the atmosphere of various industrial pollutants -- primarily sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides -- with naturally occurring oxygen and water vapor.

Atomic energy

energy released in nuclear reactions. When a neutron splits an atom's nucleus into smaller pieces it is called fission. When two nuclei are joined together under millions of degrees of heat it is called fusion.

Alternative energy

energy that is not popularly used and is usually environmentally sound, such as solar or wind energy (as opposed to fossil fuels).


The word implies pleasing and agreeable environment. Amenity includes attractive open spaces, landscape features, special and recreational provisions and features of scenic or nature beauty.


An index of the reflecting power of a surface. It is usually used of short-wave radiation. Light-coloured surfaces such as ice have a high albedo.


Assistant Project Manager


Andhra Pradesh Water, Land and Trees Act, 2002


Andhra Pradesh Hazard Mitigation Scheme

Agro Forestry

Agro forestry is an integrated approach of using the interactive benefits from combining trees and shrubs with crops and livestock. It combines agricultural and forestry technologies to create more diverse, productive, profitable, healthy and sustainable land use system.


Assistant Project Director


Andhra Pradesh Water, Land and Trees Act 2002


Andhra Pradesh Rural Livelihood Programme