Polavaram Continues to be a Prickly Project

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  • As part of Polavaram (Indira Sagar) multi-purpose project , dam across river Godavar near the village of Polavaram in West Godavari district to come  up.
  • Dam in  Andhra Pradesh  can water 7.20 lakh acres of land, generate 960 MW of power but set to cause damage to eco system and displace thousands of tribals
  • Project envisages linking of Godavari-Krishna rivers, supplying 25 tmcft drinking water to Visakhapatnam , other areas, 80 tmcft from Krishna barrage
  • Project to submerge 2 lakh acres of land (1.50 lakh acres of farm land) and 0.50 lakh acres of forest land under water
  • Project to damage eco-system, Papikondalu wildlife sanctuary, more than 2 lakh people (including tribals living in 300 villages) to be displaced by project
  • Read at: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/polavaram-continues-to-be-a-prickly-project/article6059432.ece

Exams Perspective:

  1. Polavaram (Indira Sagar) multi-purpose project
  2. R.Krishna
  3. R.Godavari
  4. National Waterways