Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday asked water resources department
officials to prepare an action plan to complete the Polavaram
multi purpose project by June 2021,with the focus mainly being
on rehabilitation and resettlement of the affected families.
Over 17,000 people from six villages in Devipatnam have
to be fully evacuated as water could be impounded in the
cofferdam up to 41.15 meters.
The Chief Minister, who inspected the Polavaram works and
held a review meeting with the officials, said details of
families to be relocated should be prepared on a priority
"A special officer has been posted to oversee
rehabilitation and resettlement works. Adopt a humane approach
towards the displaced people," Jagan said.
He wanted the rock-fill dam works to be completed between
June and October so that the gaps in the coffer dam could be
Officials informed the Chief Minister that the spillway
and approach channel would be completed by June, as also the
right canal works.
The left canal works would be taken up subsequently in two
The Chief Minister asked them to ensure the canals did
not suffer breaches when water was let out through them. PTI