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NDA grants Rs.250 crore to Polavaram project

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The Government of India on Thursday decided to release Rs 250 crore in this budgetary year for setting up of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the multipurpose Polavaram watering system venture.

The choice returned in the drop of guarantees made to the residual AP in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014 to treat the Polavaram venture into a national task.


Polavaram was one of the real tasks taken up under the Jalayagnam project of YSR government which had interstate issues furthermore submerged gigantic tribal lands and tribal residences in Odisha and Khammam locale of Papi konda slope range.

The undertaking supply has live capacity 75.2 tmcft and gross storage 194 tmcft subsequently empowering watering system of 23,20,000 section of land (counting adjustment of existing inundated terrains) in Krishna, West Godavari, East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam areas of Andhra Pradesh.

The task would constitute an earth-cum-rock fill dam of 2,310 meters with 44 vents .On the left bank it will have 12 water turbines, each having 80 megawatt limit. The right waterway uniting with Krishna River in the upstream of Prakasam Barrage (173 kilometers (107 mi) long).


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