Officials said Polavaram authorities rejected the bills because of component-wise restrictions and other reasons such as quantities/components not covered in the previous detailed project report.
State officials say there has been ‘no movement’ in investment clearance proposal; Jal Shakti Min yet to give clearance and send to Union Cabinet for approval
As the GRMB is set to take over the projects, including PIP, from October 14, the officials said it remains to be seen as to how the resolution would be made.
26 of 75 resettlement and rehabilitation colonies proposed in first phase completed
Former ministers N Chinarajappa, Devineni Uma and former MLA Pantham Rajeswari were present.
Officials to hold another meeting with CWC on pending designs of Polavaram project
Entire process linked to completion of pending colonies and release of bills by govt; authorities expect to complete rehabilitation of 75% PDFs by September
The officials have also chalked out a plan to expedite the works related to the 960 MW hydel power plant and complete it within the stipulated time.
Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy said while the state has not kept any bills related to R&R pending, the Centre is yet to clear Rs 2,300 crores for the Polavaram project.
Hailing Modi Sarkar at the Centre, BJP state chief Somu Veerraju said gazette notification issued notifying two river water management boards was the best solution for inter-state river disputes.
In all, 42 out of the 48 radial gates have been installed at the spillway along with fixation of 84 out of 96 hydraulic cylinders.
According to official sources, 5,000 PDFs are ready to be moved currently and the number is set to increase once the financial and compensation obligations are met by the government.
The process began with the removal of the temporary bund at the approach channel to divert water from the river.
The secretary also reviewed the preparatory measures being taken by the state for the ensuing flood season.
Jagan asks officials to visit New Delhi, says govt sanctioning money in advance despite financial difficulties as it is a high priority project