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An official statement from the state irrigation department said the commercial bids were opened at 1.45 pm on Monday and MEIL, was the only bidder for the project.(PTI PHOTO.)

Andhra govt to award Polavaram work to MEIL, may save Rs 780 crore

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 09:55 PM IST
Megha Engineering is currently executing the Rs 80,000 crore Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project on Godavari River in Telangana.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at his office in Vijayawada.(PTI PHOTO.)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at his office in Vijayawada.(PTI PHOTO.)

To finish pending infra projects, Jagan asks NITI Aayog for liberal grants

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 09:04 PM IST
Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, who held a meeting with NITI Aayog vice-chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar at his camp office in Tadepalli for over an hour, requested that NITI Aayog should not dilute or reduce the Central grants due to the state, an official release from the chief minister’s office (CMO) said.
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.(PTI file photo)
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.(PTI file photo)

Machines fall silent, workers go home as Jagan nixes project

Polavaram (West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh) | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 10:28 AM IST
As Navayuga is forced to wind up operations, the project site in Polavaram is deserted and machines, trucks, cement concrete mixers and cranes are idle.
National Green Tribunal has halted lift-schemes linked to Polavaram project in Andhra. Former Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP government has started these projects.(HT Photo)
National Green Tribunal has halted lift-schemes linked to Polavaram project in Andhra. Former Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP government has started these projects.(HT Photo)

No green clearance for Polavaram project-linked lift-schemes invites NGT red card

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 09:28 PM IST
In a series of setbacks to Polavaram major irrigation project, the National Green Tribunal has halted linked-projects. Polavaram project was close to former Andhra chief minister Chandrababu Naidu.
According to an official release, around 74,000 people are affected by the floods in river Godavari in 280 villages of East and West Godavari districts.(AFP PHOTO.)
According to an official release, around 74,000 people are affected by the floods in river Godavari in 280 villages of East and West Godavari districts.(AFP PHOTO.)

Flood situation continues to be grim in Andhra as Godavari river swells

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 09:40 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday made an aerial survey of the flood-ravaged areas of East and West Godavari districts and conducted a review with his cabinet colleagues and officials on the relief measures being taken in the areas.
The state irrigation department has served a termination notice on the construction major for pre-closure of work.(HT Photo)
The state irrigation department has served a termination notice on the construction major for pre-closure of work.(HT Photo)

Contract scrapped, Polavaram irrigation project work stops

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 01:52 AM IST
The YSR Congress party government has decided to go in for fresh tenders to complete the remaining work on the recommendation of an eight-member committee set up on June 14 to examine the processes followed by the TDP for tendering, launching and executing engineering work.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister ,Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.(ANI Photo)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister ,Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.(ANI Photo)

Jagan ousts Andhra’s Polavaram project contractor hired by rival Naidu govt

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 08:51 PM IST
The committee, which submitted a 43-page report to the government on July 23, pointed out gross violations of tender norms under Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts inked for Polavaram project.
The committee recommended that the government recover the additional payments made to the contractors under Revenue Recovery Act and also suggested that the government could go for fresh tendering of the project works, instead of continuing with the old contractors. (HT Photo)
The committee recommended that the government recover the additional payments made to the contractors under Revenue Recovery Act and also suggested that the government could go for fresh tendering of the project works, instead of continuing with the old contractors. (HT Photo)

‘Tailor-made report’: TDP denies tender norms violated in Polavaram project

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 01:13 PM IST
A senior official in the state irrigation department familiar with the development said an eight-member committee headed by retired chief engineer Abdul Basheer submitted a 40-page report to the state government on July 23, pointing out gross violation of tender norms under Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts in Polavaram.
Nara Lokesh, the son of Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, is the state information technology minister.(HT Photo)
Nara Lokesh, the son of Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, is the state information technology minister.(HT Photo)

Getting central funds for Amaravati is our right, says Andhra minister Nara Lokesh

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 10:56 PM IST
Nara Lokesh says the Telugu Desam Party is confident of coming to power in Andhra Pradesh with a massive mandate.
A plea before the National Green Tribunal said water in the Godavari is getting dried up due to construction at Polavaram dam and thousands of fishermen are stranded due to loss of livelihood.(AP/Photo for representation)
A plea before the National Green Tribunal said water in the Godavari is getting dried up due to construction at Polavaram dam and thousands of fishermen are stranded due to loss of livelihood.(AP/Photo for representation)

NGT notice to Centre on plea alleging obstruction in Godavari due to construction at Polavaram

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2018 04:47 PM IST
A plea before the NGT said environmental flow of Godavari river is being obstructed due to construction of a wall at Polavaram dam, leading to a devastating effect on marine wildlife and the livelihood of 8,000 fishermen.
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