Polavaram water in a year: Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said the Andhra Pradesh lifeline Polavaram project would be completed by 2019. The Chief Minister addressed farmers after launching the erection of the first gate of the multipurpose national Project at Polavaram.

About the Polavaram project:

Polavaram Project is a multi-purpose irrigation project.

The dam across the Godavari River is under construction located in West Godavari District and East Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh state and its reservoir spreads in parts of Chhattisgarh and Orissa States also.

The project is multipurpose major terminal reservoir project on river Godavari for development of Irrigation, Hydropower and drinking water facilities to East Godavari, Vishakhapatnam, West Godavari and Krishna districts of Andhra Pradesh.

The project is likely to displace over 1.88 lakh people across 222 villages and so far, 1,730 persons in six villages have been rehabilitated by the government.

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