The central government has added another roadblock for the construction of the Polavaram project. The central government insisted that the state once again conduct a social and economic survey.
The Union Minister of Jal Shakti has given a written reply to a question posed by AP MPs in the Lok Sabha.
The Ministry has made it mandatory that a DPR should be prepared on the distributary network.
The Center also reconfirmed that it is currently responsible for the construction of Polavaram only to the tune of Rs 15,668 crore.
“The expenditure incurred by the state government till February 2022 is Rs 14,336 crore. The state government has reimbursed ₹ 12,311 crores. The Polavaram Authority has sent bills for Rs 437 crore”, the ministry said.
The Minister also said that the Central Government has asked the state government to set a deadline for when the project will be completed.
Polavaram construction is likely to be further delayed with these new regulations by the central government.