Chandrababu Naidu made it clear that the Polavarm project would be completed by the year 2018. This statement was released by Naidu on Tuesday at West Godavari district in presence of Ministers and officials on water resources on state.
Babu also disclosed the amount that state and center spends on Polavaram project. State had spent Rs. 2,200 crore till now and Centre about Rs. 369 crore.
“There is an immediate need to chalk out an action plan to complete the works on a war-footing. Completing the left canal works is the need of the hour,” Mr. Naidu said while reviewing the project’s progress with officials and elected representatives here. Accompanied by Water Resources Minister Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao, Mr. Naidu was on a whirlwind tour. Addressing the review meeting, he said that henceforth he would review the progress of the works every month and asked the officials to submit detailed reports from time to time. “Similarly, you can bring the issues such requirement of funds and machinery to my notice, so that the issues can be discussed in the Cabinet and decisions can be taken instantly,” said Naidu.
When asked about the residents nearby that project then CM said that out of seven villages only four villages’ people will be shifted for their places. “Residents of Ramayyapeta, Chegondipalli and Pydipaka have to be relocated to the rehabilitation colonies at the earliest. The relocation will help us speeding up the project works,” said the CM of AP.
“Don’t hesitate to bring the issues at the project site to my notice. We can take the help of the Centre to sort out problems pertaining to project design,” he said.
Naidu said that Pattiseeema would ended by 2016 and also participated in the irrigation project Godavari Harathi programme.
“The first phase of the project has saved standing crop worth Rs. 2,400 crore in the Krishna delta. This is possible only because of the support rendered by farmers here,” said Babu.