Aiming to frustrate efforts by Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to stall the Indira Sagar project on river Godavari near Polavaram, Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed the resolution supporting the project.
KCR will visit Delhi, where he would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and request him to roll back the ordinance merging the project site in Kammam district of Telangana with Andhra Pradesh.
On the last day of business in the current session, the AP Assembly urged Modi government to go ahead with the project, replacing the ordinance with a legislation merging the seven mandals with AP which would enable the government to acquire land.
AP irrigation minister D Umamaheswar Rao has said the state intends to finish the project in five years and release water to the Krishna delta and stabilise the ayacut there.
Moving the resolution, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said merging the villages with AP is vital for the project’s completion. He also made it clear that AP will not agree to any deviation in plans.