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Centre's roadblock for Polavaram Project:- The construction of the Polavaram project has been happening at a snail's pace ever since the government of YSRCP took charge. The construction took a new halt after the Centre asked the state to conduct a new economic and social survey for the project. Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, the Union Minister of Jal Shakti gave a written reply for a question made by the MPs of Andhra Pradesh in the house of Lok Sabha. The Union Minister of Jal Shakti said that a DPR will be prepared on the distributary network. The Centre once against announced that it is responsible for the construction of the project to get the budget of Rs 15,668 crores.
The Centre also confirmed that the state government spent Rs 14,336 crores till February 2022. The government of Andhra Pradesh also reimbursed Rs 12,311 crores and the authority of the Polavaram project sent a bill of Rs 437 crores as per the Ministry. Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat also said that the Centre asked the state government to set the final deadline of the project about its completion. The completion of Polavaram project will now be delayed further with the new restrictions imposed by the Centre.