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The Andhra Pradesh government recently said that it is targeted to complete the Polavaram project by 2022 kharif season, and six other projects like Vamsadhara-Phase 2, Vamsadhara-Nagavali link, Owk tunnel-2, Velugonda-Phase 1 and Nellore and Sangam barrages by 2020 - 21.

Polavaram Project

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  • The Polavaram Project is a multipurpose major terminal reservoir project for development of Irrigation Hydropower and drinking water facilities.
  • The dam is being built across the Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh.
  • This project is considered as a life line of Andhra Pradesh.
  • It will facilitate an inter-basin transfer to the Krishna river basin through its Right canal.
  • The reservoir of the project is spreads in the parts of Chhattisgarh and Odisha states also.
  • The project was accorded as a National project by the government of India in 2014 and mentioned in the Andhra Pradesh Bifurcation Act.

Godavari River

Godavari river originates from the Trimbak Plateau in the Western Ghats in Nashik district Maharashtra.

Drainage Basin

Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha in addition to smaller parts of Karnataka, MP, and Union Territory of Puducherry.

Tributaries

Pravara, Purna, majra, Penganga, Wardha, Wainganga, Pranhita, Indravati, Maner, and Sabri.

Godavari-Cauvery Link Project

Three components namely Godavari to Krishna, Krishna to Pennar, Pennar to Cauvery.

Godavari-Cauvery Link Project

- Published/Last Modified on: May 17, 2021

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