Polavaram project concrete works to enter Guinness

 Polavaram project concrete works is expected to enter into Guinness book of world records by completing 28000 to 30000 cubic meters of concrete works on January 7.

Officials say that 63.27% of works of the multipurpose project in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh has been completed so far. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu advised the irrigation officials on Monday in Amaravati to see that maximum area in the state should get benefit from Polavaram project. When the officials informed the chief minister nearly 75.38 lakh acres will get irrigation facility with the completion of Polavaram project, the chief minister advised the officials to prepare a report on the extent of area in each district to be benefited out of the project.

The chief minister conducted virtual review on the progress of Polavaram project works. The irrigation officials said additional 32.20 lakh acres will get irrigation facility with Polavaram project in addition to stabilising 43.18 lakh acres. The project will help to supply 7.32 tmc of drinking water to Visakhapatnam and 16.12 tmc of water for industrial purposes. They said that Polavaram canals will provide drinking water to 28.50 lakh people in 540 villages in addition to supplying 5 tmc of water to Orissa and 1.5 tmc to Chhattisgarh. The chief minister asked the officials to complete the rehabilitation package works by March 2019. The officials said the state government has spent Rs 15,380.97 cr and the Central government has to release Rs 3,517.84 cr. They said 4.36 lakh farmers, students and others visited the Polavaram project so far.

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