Can andhra cm chandrababu naidu deliver four-decade old polavaram project on time_ – the economic times

It has been a 40-year dream for successive chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh. Baseball teams in ohio Four CMs, since 1980, have laid foundation stones for the massive Polavaram project which aims to interlink the untamable Godavari river with the Krishna, bringing water to over 6 lakh hectares of agricultural land. Tropical garden design ideas None has succeeded so far. Professional landscape architect But CM N Chandrababu Naidu, with an eager ally at the Centre, is on the brink of pulling it off.

If Naidu delivers, he will likely be hailed as “Abhinava Bhagiratha”, the modern version of the mythological figure who brought the Ganga from the heavens to the earth. Lattice energy definition And the media-savvy Naidu has already begun crowing about the project, albeit with an attempt at modesty. Baseball games near me “I am not keen on credits or bouquets at this stage in my political career but will be happy if I am able to complete my vision for Polavaram and Amaravati as scheduled,” said Naidu.

He has indeed worked hard to make the project a reality. Obama first pitch Allying with the NDA in 2014 has paid him rich dividends. Pitching grips It was Naidu who lobbied hard to make Polavaram a “national project”, expediting clearances and permissions. Little league football near me With an eager BJP in tow, Naidu has pushed the project to its last leg — concrete work of the dam, the main component of the project, is under way.

Pradesh in 2014, Naidu and his team have worked tirelessly in making Polavaram a reality. Facebook app not working In March 2016, the Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Project, which interlinks the Godavari and Krishna rivers — on the left canal of the Polavaram project — was completed in record time and at a cost of Rs 1,300 crore. Sprinkler warehouse coupon code Since September 2016, the agenda was clear, and weekly virtual reviews of Polavaram, creation of the Polavaram Project Authority, set the pace for the project.

The advantage of Polavaram being listed as a national project is that the Centre is shouldering the total financial burden of nearly Rs 20,000 crore as part of its vision of the national river-linking project. Garden snakes eat The first tranche of funding has been released by the Centre in the form of Rs 1,890 crore loan from NABARD.

Naidu is confident of completing the project in 2018. Baseball pitcher quotes “We will do it,” he told his colleagues at the cabinet meeting where a resolution was passed, thanking PM Modi and the Centre for providing funding and clearances for the project.

A Dream Project Since Independence The technically challenging Polavaram project had its origins in 1941. Landscape supply portland It was proposed by civil engineers from overseas — JL Savage, Karl Terzaghi, SO Harper and Murdoch Macdonald — who emphasised that harnessing the Godavari with a barrage was the only solution to contain floods as the river overflowed from the gorges of the Eastern Ghats at Polavaram. Cottage garden design In July 1941, the first conceptual proposal was made by Diwan Bahadur L Venkatakrishna Iyer, then chief engineer of the erstwhile Madras Presidency.

Polavaram was initially titled Rama Pada Sagar irrigation project and in 2004, during the Congress regime, it was named as Indirasagar. Ancestry dna In 2014, following the bifurcation of the state, it is known by the name of the village where the dam is being constructed — Polavaram.

In 1980, T Anjaiah was the first of four CMs who laid the foundation stone. Fantasy football 2016 They all failed as controversies and seemingly insurmountable hurdles cropped up. Fastpitch softball pitching lessons Former CM of united Andhra Pradesh YS Rajasekhara Reddy was the last leader who made a dent in the languishing project. Landscape ontario congress He ignored the construction of the dam and concentrated on the less controversial canal part. Football season is over He invited a lot of criticism and allegations of large-scale corruption.

If the project has to be completed by 2018 as planned by Naidu, it will need annual funding of over Rs 6,000 crore. Garden of eden story Pointing to the financial aspect, the opposition YSR Congress is questioning Naidu’s claims. Football games download free “From 2014, the Centre gave only Rs 300 crore and now Rs 1,890 crore. Elite softball At this rate it will take another decade to complete the project,” said YSRC chief and leader of Opposition YS Jaganmohan Reddy, a bitter opponent of the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao rebutted, saying the project is picking pace now, unlike during Jaganmohan Reddy’s father YSR’s reign. Garden “Records show that only 1.78% of rock-fill dam and 15% of spillway works were completed (during YSR’s regime). Basketball wives la season 5 episode 2 During 10 years of YSR, Rs 5,000 crore was spent on Polavaram but during the last two years, TDP has spent Rs 3,000 crore,” he argued.

But Reddy’s criticism is not far off the mark. Landscape photography tips and techniques As of now, only 7% of dam work has been completed in the last three years. Baseball diamond vector Transtroy, the firm implementing the project, had allegedly stalled the work for a few months, seeking a revision of the project cost in view of inflation. Furrow irrigation Government sources, though, claim work has speeded up after Naidu took a direct interest in the project and began weekly reviews.

Officials of the Polavaram Project Authority (PPA) claim that 90% work of the 174-km-long right main canal and 61% of work in 181.5-kmlong left bank are complete. Basketball court “Once the main dam and spillways are completed, the project will be able to give immediate benefits to farmers,” said an official. Pavestone Allegations of corruption too have surfaced.

Krishna Delta Jalasadhana Samiti leader Kolanukonda Sivaji has demanded a ‘white paper’ on the money spent on the project so far. Baseball players “We all know how thousands of crores were spent on Jalayagnam (a water project by former Congress state government under YSR) and the outcome was shockingly nothing,” he said.

The proposed dam site at Polavaram is located at a spot where the river emerges from the gorges and the hilly ranges of the Eastern Ghats into the plains. Gardenia The construction of a dam in the hillocks was ruled out in view of the huge damage it would cause upstream. Pitch in music Sources at the PPA said that the proposed project would displace nearly two lakh persons (51,047 families) in 216 villages spread across Andhra Pradesh.

Of these, 50% are tribals. Softball field dimensions Rehabilitation of these families would mean building more than 50,000 homes and compensation for nearly 1.6 lakh acres of land that would be submerged. Spring training 2016 cardinals Under the guidance of the PPA, the AP government has resolved the compensation issue out of court and paid farmers a sum of Rs 700 crore to speed up work. Asphalt 7 apk data “Relief and rehabilitation activities in the Polavaram project cost Rs 28,000 crore — 70% of the whole project cost,” said AB Pandya, chairman, PPA.

Although site clearances, environmental clearances, relief and rehabilitation clearances, among others, were obtained between 2005 and 2009, the NDA government reviewed them following objections from environmentalists. Asphalt 8 soundtrack Fresh clearances were issued with several amendments as it was upgraded to national project.

Environmentalists, though, point out that the dam poses a major threat during floods and could inundate over 400 villages upstream of the Godavari. Spring training schedule 2016 florida “Based on rainfall trends and flood history in Godavari, a peak flood of 2.5 lakh cusecs would wash away the dam,” warns T Hanumantha Rao, a former government chief engineer.

The Polavaram project was originally designed in 1980 for a probable flood level of 1.02 lakh cusecs. Unilock pavers But in 2006, a flood of 36 lakh cusecs of water inundated 370 villages upstream of Godavari. Fencing classes nyc Government, though, claims that Polavaram has been designed to withstand 50 lakh cusecs per day, the best in the world. Pitch in meaning “The Godavari has seen a (flood) discharge of 36 lakh cusecs of water in a day. Fences windows 10 free The highest discharge from the Krishna was 11 lakh cusecs. Lone star softball message board So we have designed Polavaram for a discharge of 50 lakh cusecs,” said minister Rao.

Forest and environment clearances were granted to the Polavaram project on the condition that AP will construct embankments in Odisha and Chhattisgarh to avoid submergence of villages in those states. Francesca battistelli free to be me lyrics The project is expected to submerge villages along the Sabari river in Konta block of Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district. Landscaping In Odisha, villages along the Sabari and Sileru rivers (tributaries of the Godavari) in Motu block are also likely to be submerged. Timber merchants north london To resolve this issue, the AP government has offered to build 30.2-km-long protective walls in Odisha and 29.12-km-long walls in Chhattisgarh along these rivers.

But V Rukmini Rao of the Secunderabad-based Gramya Resource Centre for Women says that the impact of Polavaram could be on almost 4 lakh people and not just 2 lakh, as per official records. Pictures of gardens Both BJP and TDP leaders dismiss the environmentalists as being pawns in the hands of the opposition parties.

Neighbour Telangana has also stiffly opposed the project, citing the submersion of tribal lands in Khammam district. Facebook app keeps crashing “Abolish the Polavaram project and explore alternative options that would save the heritage tribal habitats in the Eastern Ghats,” said M Kodandaram of the Telangana Joint Action Committee.

Telangana’s ruling TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samiti) is also bitter about Polavaram. Landscape designer salary Telangana has 50% of the erstwhile united state’s potential cultivable area, but only 32% of the irrigation potential. Youth soccer “The Polavaram project gives us only pain and misery and no water,” said Telangana Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao.

The BJP is quick to claim full credit for the project on the back of ally Naidu. High pitched cough “If there is delay in completion, the blame will be on the state government for not speeding up work, as the Centre has already given all clearances and also assured funds,” said Andhra BJP president A Haribabu.

But the BJP can only take some of the credit, as the work is Naidu’s, which he made it clear on January 5. Drip from my walk instrumental “Had I withdrawn my support to the Centre on the SCS (Special Category Status) issue, the Polavaram project would not have been possible. Espn fantasy football app not compatible I know politics very well. Baseball teams in texas I also know how to take right decisions at the right time,” he said, adding that his “vast experience” helped him foresee problems from the neighbouring states for the Polavaram project and that his good relations with the Centre had helped him tackle them well in advance.

Despite all these issues, Naidu and his team are focused on making Polavaram happen by 2018. Cobblestone minecraft “We will not let Polavaram remain a dream. Japanese landscape tattoo We will make it a reality,” said Irrigation Minister Rao, echoing the CM.