Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said that AP's lifeline, the Polavaram project will be completed by 2019. He also addressed the farmers after the launch of erection of the first gate.
Water would be released through the right and left main canals by December 2019. All the crest gates will be erected by May 2019. Each gate would weigh 300 tonnes. "The project has set several global records," said the Chief Minister.
CM has personally inspected the project works 29 times and conducted the virtual review 83 times so far. With fast-paced construction, 63% of the overall project has been completed.
Andhra Pradesh is the first State to interlink rivers. By completing the Pattiseema lift irrigation scheme, the Krishna delta ayacut has been stabilized. The State government has prioritized the development of horticulture and aquaculture sectors.