Receiving the Guinness Book of World Records certificate from adjudicator Mr. Rishi Nath, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu expressed happiness over the breaking of two world records by Polavaram project:
- The most concrete continuously poured in 24 hours
- Largest continuous concrete poured
“The Polavaram project will be completed by June 2019 and water will be released through the right and left canals by gravity,” said the Chief Minister. He also appealed to the central government to clear the revised DPRs of the project immediately, setting aside political differences, as Polavaram is a national project.
Polavaram irrigation project, a multipurpose terminal reservoir will irrigate 38.78 Lac acres of land upon completion. Through Pattiseema Lift Irrigation, 80 tmc of Godavari water will be diverted to Krishna. 23.44 tmc of water will be diverted to the industries along the coastal corridor and Visakhapatnam city. It will also facilitate the setting up of 960 mw hydro power plant which will provide drinking water to 540 villages with a population of 28.5 Lac.
The project has won 19 Skoch Platinum Golden awards, CBIP ward for Godavari delta water management, Global Water Conservation award, CBIP award for Polavaram and so on.