Polavaram Project Gets Parliament Nod

With the passing of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill by Parliament, the major hurdles for the multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project have been cleared.

Published: 15th July 2014 07:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th July 2014 11:31 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: With the passing of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill by Parliament, the major hurdles for the multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project have been cleared. On Monday, the Rajya Sabha had passed the Bill by a voice vote, enabling transfer of 205 villages in seven mandals  in Khammam district of Telangana to AP for the Polavaram project. The Bill was already passed by the Lok Sabha last week.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, assuring that the interests of the displaced villagers would be taken care of, said, “There was no Constitutional violation in bringing the Bill and it was approved by the government after studying the socio-economic impact of the project.”


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