Visakhapatnam: The ministry of water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation (MoWR) has said that the lifeline of Andhra Pradesh, prestigious Polavaram irrigation project is scheduled to be completed by 2018.
In a written reply to queries raised by Vizag MP K. Haribabu and Ongole MP Y.V. Subba Reddy, Union minister of state for water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation, Prof. Sanwar Lal Jat on Thursday, in Parliament has said that the ministry has not received any proposal of the contentious Pattiseema project from the Central Water Commission.
He also added that Pattiseema project is not part of Polavaram project. He further said that the union government has released Rs 250 crore and Rs 100 crore during 2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively for Polavaram project authority to meet the expenditure incurred on the project beyond 2014 and the expenditure incurred by the state government till March 2014 has been treated as state share.
The project was accorded investment clearance for Rs 10151.04 crore by the Planning Commission in 2005-06. The revised cost estimated of the project is Rs 16010.45 crore of 2010-11. Polavaram project authority has intimated that an expenditure of Rs 5575.35 crore has been incurred on the project up to March 2014....
Location: Andhra Pradesh