Deadlines issued by the AP government for the Polavaram Project
The project should be completed by December 2019. The rehabilitation for the evacuees is reportedly going at a slow pace.
The fresh deadlines for the Polavaram irrigation project have been issued by the Andhra government. The project should be completed by December 2019. The rehabilitation for the evacuees is reportedly going at a slow pace.
The project is believed to displace 45,000 families residing in 271 villages and about 400 tribal hamlets in East and West Godavari districts.
As the project's work is in progress and construction of the diaphragm wall is nearing completion, not much is being done on the construction of houses for the evacuees.
Residents of eight villages have been evacuated from the current project site to the Polavaram village, whereas residents of 212 villages in West Godavari district are yet to be evacuated.
According to The Hindu, MLA Sunnam Rajaiah said, “The size of the houses is less than the washrooms in government bungalows. Quality check of construction is bear minimal, and there is no one to listen to the tribal people.”
Polavaram Project is a multi-purpose irrigation project, which has been accorded national project status by the union government of India. This dam across the Godavari River is under construction located in West Godavari District and East Godavari District in the state of Andhra Pradesh and its reservoir spreads in parts of Chhattisgarh and Odisha too.