As per the information furnished by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, some Telengana leaders have represented the case related with alternative design of Polavaram Project. The proposal submitted by T. Hanumanth Rao, former Engineer-in-Chief, Andhra Pradesh and UN Consultant was examined by the State Government and found not feasible both technically and economically.
The Andhra Pradesh Government intends to prioritise irrigation projects and make the state drought-proof within a period of five years. The state government has said that on-going projects in this sector will require an outlay of Rs 17,500 crore, excluding the Polavaram project.
After more than five years of muted growth, the south Indian cement industry can soon hope for considerable demand revival due to improving construction activities in the two states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to buy 36 lakh tonne every quarter for various government works. It will soon form a ministerial panel to decide on the price of cement to be procured by the government. The road, port and airport projects including the Polavaram project and the construction of the new capital Amaravati will require significant quantities of cement.
The first phase of the mega Polavaram project on the Godavari will be completed by the Andhra Pradesh government with the assistance of the Union Government. This will release water even into the left canal by 2018, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, reportedly mentioned.