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2019-06-25T06:41:38.586Z25-06-2019 2019-06-25T06:41:35.644Z - - 10-12-2019
The central government has agreed to pay a revised estimate of Rs 55,548.87 crores to Andhra Pradesh for the completion of the Polavaram project. MoS for Jal Shakti Rattan Lal Kataria announced in Rajya Sabha while responding to a question from YSRCP's Vijay Sai Reddy that the centre has gone through Andhra's proposal and after reviewing the situation has agreed to sanction the amount. This move is being seen as a major boost to YSRCP.
Kataria added that Rs 6,000 crores have already been given to the Andhra Pradesh and out of the sum that is to be provided, a major chunk will go towards the rehabilitation and land acquisition works. The estimated amount of this process is being said to be about Rs 33,000 crores.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy who last week visited the Polavaram project for the first time since his victory had assured that all the works related to Polavaram will be finished by mid-2020 and that the state and centre will work together to ensure the project finishes without any more hurdles. Jagan also took a dig at his predecessor Chandrababu Naidu and said that Polavaram was in such as sorry state today due to previous governments negligence and irregularities.
Polavaram project is a multi-purpose irrigation project which is being constructed on the Godavari river. The project will lift water from the Godavari in the West Godavari district and pump it through the Main canal to the neighbouring areas.
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