The Polavaram Irrigation Project has reached an overall progress of 53.5% officials reported to the Chief Minister during the 60th review of the project. This includes excavation, concrete laying, diaphragm wall, jet grouting, radial gates, connectivities, the Right Main Canal and the Left Main Canal. The Chief Minister virtually inspected the progress using a live drone feed. 72.6% of the excavation for the spillway and spill channel has been completed, i.e., 817.32 lakh cubic metres out of 1,115.59 lakh cubic metres. This week, 5.59 lakh cubic metres of earthwork was excavated for the spill channel, pilot channel, spillway, left bank and approach channel.
Concrete laying for the spillway, stilling basin, filling of crevices and spill channel, has witnessed a progress of 21.83%. 29,000 cubic metres have been laid this week, and the cumulative progress achieved is 8.03 lakh cubic metres out of 36.79 lakh cubic metres.
The Adavipalli Reservoir is expected to be completed by May 31. Works on the Kuppam Branch Canal will start next week, as the contractor has been decided. Officials informed the Chief Minister that the canal will be ready for use by the end of June. SH 31 roadwork will be ready for inauguration on June 1.
The Chief Minister also asked officials to complete forest clearances and land acquisitions for the Somasaila Swarnamukhi and its linekd projects, Althurupadu, Mallemadugu and Venugopala Sagar.
He also asked them to extend the Jalasamrakshana Udyamam till the end of June, making it a 139-day programme. 85% of tank feeder channels and 73% of check dams and restoration of MI tanks have been completed. The Chief Minister said that the purpose of the extension is to ensure that all targets can be achieved.