Committee report on Polavaram Irrigation Project, 23/02/2021
Observations made by a four member committee and task force on Polavaram Irrigation Project in compliance with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order in O.A. No. 857 of 2018.
The Polavaram Irrigation Project (PIP) officials has said that the overall progress so far made in the project was 71.88%. As per the construction schedule, concrete in spillway including construction of bridge, concrete in spill channel and construction of coffer dams should have been completed by May 2019.
The excavated earth has been utilised for formation of internal ring bund and 800 bamboo tree saplings have been planted over the slopes for stabilisation in September 2020.
The interim report submitted by NEERI in December 2020 stated that the ambient air quality at all locations in the study area were found to be within National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and the higher values of particulate matter (PM 10 and PM 2.5) could be due to the vehicular movement and unpaved roads.