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Andhra Pradesh bags CBIP award for Polavaram project

Andhra Pradesh bags CBIP award for Polavaram project

The Andhra Pradesh government on 04 Jan 2019 bagged the Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) award for speedy execution of Polavaram multipurpose project on the Godavari river.

The award in the category of "Best Implementation of Water Resources Project" was given for better planning, implementation and monitoring.

Polavaram multipurpose project

Polavaram Project is a multi-purpose irrigation project. The dam across the Godavari River is under construction located in West Godavari District and East Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh state and its reservoir spreads in parts of Chhattisgarh and Orissa States also.

The project is multipurpose major terminal reservoir project on river Godavari for development of Irrigation, Hydropower and drinking water facilities to East Godavari, Vishakhapatnam, West Godavari and Krishna districts of Andhra Pradesh.

The project is likely to displace over 1.88 lakh people across 222 villages and so far, 1,730 persons in six villages have been rehabilitated by the government.

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