The target date of completion of Polavaram Project is March, 2018 as planned.
The Polavaram Project was included under AIBP during the year 2008-09. Central Assistance (CA) of Rs. 562.47 crore was provided to this project under AIBP. In 2014, Polavaram Project has been declared as National Project and amount of Rs. 850 crore has been released for the project during 2014-16.
Further, the balance cost of the project is Rs. 7171 crore, including the reimbursement of Rs.1066.40 crore spent by Government of Andhra Pradesh as indicated by Polavaram Project Authority.
In order to expedite the works, an amount of Rs. 600 crore was released for this project during 2015-16.
As per information provided by Polavaram Project Authority, progress of various works is given below:
1. Dam Area:
Earthwork: 26%, Embankments: 2%, Concreting: 4%, Gates:27%
2. Right Main Canal:
Earthwork: 93%, Lining: 67%, Structures: 60%
3. Left Main Canal:
Earthwork: 82%, Lining: 59%, Structures: 27%
This information was given by Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti in a written reply in Lok Sabha on Thursday (28th of April).
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