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1.State clears Indira Sagar project

The state government has issued an order for clearing nearly 3,725 hectare of forest land for construction of the Indira Sagar (Polavaram) Multipurpose Project across the river Godavari.

2.2011: 11 Big -ticket Projects

Infrastructure development is on a roll and India is ready to add a new chapter to its growth story. CW takes a look at the big ticket projects that will electrify the country in the coming year.

3.Polavaram dam is for irrigation of Rabi, perennial crops as well

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.

4.State govt to prioritise irrigation projects

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.

5.AP Genco- NTPC up sign up for 1000 MW solar project

AP Genco and NTPC are set to sign up for memorandum of understanding for development of a 1000 MW solar power park in Andhra Pradesh.

6.Southern cement sector to revive

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.

7.AP Govt set to buy cement

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.

8.Concrete works at Polavaram dam to begin soon

Concrete works at the mega Polavaram project on the Godavari in West Godavari district will begin soon. Work on the diaphragm wall and the fabrication of gates are to begin in January.

9.The country’s big expansion plans for Rajahmundry airport

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.

10.Polavaram dam to commence concrete works on Dec 19

Concrete works at the mega Polavaram project on the Godavari in West Godavari district is expected to begin on December 19, according to reports.