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Jagan govt mulls lowering Polavaram dam water level to cut rehabilitation cost

The state government’ decision was necessitated by the Central government’s decision to cap the project cost at Rs 20,398 crore as per 2013-14 estimates, said officials.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is said to have discussed the issue with the state irrigation department.(PTI Photo)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is said to have discussed the issue with the state irrigation department.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2020 09:31 PM IST
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Jagan Reddy’s SOS to PM Modi after finance ministry throws a spanner in Polavaram project

Andhra Pradesh chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prevail upon the Union ministries of finance and Jal Sakthi to accord investment clearances to the revised project cost as per 2017-18 estimates.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy during a meeting with Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in New Delhi.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy during a meeting with Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in New Delhi.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Published on Nov 01, 2020 07:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu

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

Megha Engineering is currently executing the Rs 80,000 crore Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project on Godavari River in Telangana.
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.)
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.)
Updated on Sep 23, 2019 09:55 PM IST
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Jagan Reddy orders probe into alleged irregularities in Polavaram project, locks horns with Centre

The government ordered the probe following a report by an expert committee that looked into the processes followed by the previous TDP regime in tendering, launching and executing engineering works of the Polavaram project.
Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government has ordered its vigilance department to probe alleged financial irregularities in the Polavaram major irrigation project.(ANI)
Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government has ordered its vigilance department to probe alleged financial irregularities in the Polavaram major irrigation project.(ANI)
Published on Aug 26, 2019 07:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu

Andhra high court cancels govt order scrapping Polavaram contract; ‘slap on CM’s face’, says Opposition

Andhra Pradesh high court struck down an order of the Jagan Mohan Reddy government terminating the contract of Navayuga Engineering Company Limited
The Jan Mohan Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh had terminated a contract linked to Polavaram project(PTI file photo)
The Jan Mohan Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh had terminated a contract linked to Polavaram project(PTI file photo)
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 04:41 PM IST
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Jagan govt calls for fresh tenders to complete Polavaram project

The fresh tenders have been called for the completion of the balance work on project heads including spillway, spill channel, earth-cum-rock-fill dam, coffer dams etc, besides for the construction of the Polavaram hydel power station of 960 MW capacity.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government issued ‘pre-closure’ notice to Navayuga stating that its contract was terminated, following a recommendation made by an eight-member expert committee.(PTI PHOTO.)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government issued ‘pre-closure’ notice to Navayuga stating that its contract was terminated, following a recommendation made by an eight-member expert committee.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 07:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu

Andhra govt to call for fresh tenders for Polavaram project on Saturday

The YSRC government had earlier terminated the contract given to Navayuga, following a recommendation made by an eight-member expert committee constituted on June 14, to examine the processes followed by the previous TDP government in tendering, launching and executing work for the Polavaram project.
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.)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 07:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu

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

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 09:28 PM IST
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Jagan Mohan scraps Machilipatnam sea port contract cleared by father 11 years ago

The project was originally conceived during the regime of former chief minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy in April 2008. A consortium led by Maytas Infra, a sister concern of the Satyam Group promoted by B Ramalinga Raju, bagged the contract for the port project.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy also proposed to take back 412.57 acres of land given on lease to the Machilipatnam Port Private Limited (MPPL).(ANI PHOTO.)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy also proposed to take back 412.57 acres of land given on lease to the Machilipatnam Port Private Limited (MPPL).(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 07:47 PM IST
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‘Tailor-made report’: TDP denies tender norms violated in Polavaram project

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.
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)
Updated on Jul 29, 2019 01:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu

Polavaram project delay to cause Rs 28,000 crore burden to Andhra: Congress MP

The construction of main dam of the project which began in 2012 picked up pace only after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in June 2014 and was expected to be completed by December 2018.
The delay in execution of the Polavaram irrigation project being constructed on Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh is set to cause a burden of over Rs 28,000 crore on the state government exchequer, senior Congress MP K V P Ramachandra Rao said.
The delay in execution of the Polavaram irrigation project being constructed on Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh is set to cause a burden of over Rs 28,000 crore on the state government exchequer, senior Congress MP K V P Ramachandra Rao said.
Updated on May 16, 2019 07:15 PM IST
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Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: All you need to know about Andhra Pradesh

People in Andhra Pradesh will vote for the Lok Sabha and assembly elections on April 11 and results will be declared on May 23.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Mar 11, 2019 08:28 AM IST
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