Govt gives two-year extension to construction work related to Polavaram project in Andhra Pradesh

The government has given a two-year extension to the construction work related to Polavaram multipurpose project in Andhra Pradesh. Talking to reporters in New Delhi, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar stressed that the project is very important to the people of the state as it will irrigate nearly three lakh hectares of land. 

He said, it will also provide drinking water facilities to 540 villages covering 25 lakh population, particularly in Visakhapatnam, East Godavari and West Godavari and Krishna districts.

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