According to information, about 50 per cent works of the 12,963 houses sanctioned are completed.
As per the action plan of the state water resources department, the spillway works are expected to be completed by May this year.
As the revised cost estimates (RCE) of the project at 2017-18 price level (PL) are yet to be cleared by the Centre, the PPA is said to have processed the bills as per 2013-14 PL.
Water Resources Minister P Anil Kumar has alleged that the damage to the diaphragm wall of Polavaram Irrigation Project (PIP) was due to the ‘poor planning’ by the previous TDP government.
CE B Sudhakar Babu said that the model study results emerged successful and that the modified layout report would be presented to the DDRP shortly.
In a yet another milestone, the first hydraulic cylinder was successfully fixed to the radial gates of Polavaram Irrigation Project on Monday.
The Chief Minister asserted that despite his government’s commitment to provide a business-friendly environment, industrialisation is yet to gain required growth momentum in the State.
The 16th meeting of dam design review panel (DDRP) constituted for Polavaram Irrigation Project (PIP) is scheduled for next week.
The Ministry of Jal Sakthi added that the Centre has so far reimbursed Rs 10,848.36 crore spent by the state government for the execution of the national project.
The Chief Minister on Tuesday, submitted a representation to Union Minister Amit Shah requesting clearance for the RLS.
It came to a halt in July 2020 due to floods; concreting, soil works to be completed by June
The 1,110.4 metre long spillway has 53 blocks and only some of them were concreted up to +34 metre height between 2014 and May 2019, the report said.
Polavaram Irrigation Project is touted as the lifeline of Andhra Pradesh. The State govt aims to complete the works of the national project by December, 2021, so as to supply water for Kharif-2022
The PPA also asked the department to plan the civil works as per the progress of LARR, inferring that the project works should be postponed, if need be, to avoid submergence.
Now, the MoJS has two options for getting the final nod: to finalise the proposal and forward it to the Union Cabinet or to pursue it with the Union Finance Ministry.