AP CM Jagan meets Union Jal Shakti minister over Polavaram

VIJAYAWADA:  Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday urged Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to offer sufficient help for finishing the Polavaram mission expeditiously. He identified that on account of insufficient help, the mission’s revised value has gone as much as Rs 55,656 crore.

The CM requested Shekhawat to instruct Finance and Jal Shakti departments to think about the Second Revised Value Estimate as per the 2017-18 index and okay the Rs. 55,656 crore escalated value.


On this regard, he defined that the variety of households to be evacuated has risen significantly in 2017–18 as in comparison with 2005–06 – from 44,574 to 1,06,006 households. In consequence, the land acquisition and aid and rehabilitation prices have gone up. He reminded that an quantity of Rs. 1,779 crore spent on Polavaram works remains to be pending, together with December 2018 payments.

Jagan Mohan Reddy identified that any delay in releasing funds will additional delay Polavaram and escalate prices of the nationwide mission, which goes to be the lifeline of Andhra Pradesh.


The Chief Minister advised Shekhawat that the AP authorities plans to interlink the Godavari and Kaveri rivers. Responding to this request of Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Union Minister requested Jalasakti division advisor Sri Ram to debate such interlinking of rivers with the AP authorities.

Taking this chance, AP CM invited Sri Ram to go to the state for detailed discussions over the linkage.

CM Jagan introduced a duplicate of Venkateswara Swamy to Shekhawat on the event. He subsequently returned to the state and held evaluate conferences with officers on Eluru mass sicknesses and different points at his camp workplace in Tadepalli.


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