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CEIA, EMP and R & R of Indira Sagar (Polavaram) Project - Irrigation & Command Area Development Dept., Govt. of Andhra Pradesh - 2005

Basin: Godavari

  • The project is intended to provide Irrigation facilities to 2.91 lakh hectares in Visakhapatnam, East Godavari under Left Main Canal and West Godavari and Krishna Districts under Right Main Canal. The project is across the river Godavari.
  • This project will also generate hydel power of 960 MW, divert 80 TMC of Godavari water to Krishna River for stabilizing the existing command under Prakasam barrage and provide drinking facilities to 540 enroute villages covering 25 lakh population, water supply to Visakhapatnam city and industries enroute.
  • Total land requirement for the project is 46060 hectare of which 3279 ha. is forest land. Forest clearance yet to be obtained.
  • 1,93,357 persons are likely to be affected by this project, of which 1,75,275 persons are from Andhra Pradesh, 6316 from Orissa and 11766 from Chattisgarh.
  • The capital cost of the project is Rs. 9072 Crore.

Environmental Clearance (MOE&F): Cleared in MOE&F Lr.No.J-12011/74 /2005-IA.I Dt:25-10-05