Tentative Completion of Polavaram Irrigation Project
The tentative completion date of the Polavaram Irrigation Project has been changed to April 2022.
The Polavaram Irrigation Project is a multifunctional national irrigation project under construction, located on the Godavari River in the West Godavari District and East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh.
GOI has granted it a national project status.
The reservoir covers the famous Papikonda National Park.
Although the first conceptual proposal for the project was made in 1941, the foundation stone was laid in 1980.
The project will provide irrigation revenues in the highland areas of Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari and Krishna Districts.
It will also provide drinking water for Vishakhapatnam and other towns and villages on the way, as well as industrial water for steel plants along the Vishakhapatnam coast and other nearby industries.
It is also envisaged to generate Hydel power, provide navigation facilities, develop fish farming, promote urbanization and provide entertainment facilities.
It is located in Polavaram, Andhra Pradesh.
The project is known as the lifeline of Andhra Pradesh.