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Government Of India
Ministry of Water Resources
(09-May, 2016 16:27 IST )

Enquiry into Allegation of Polavaram Dam

Central Water Commission has not suggested any fact finding visit to Polavaram dam to look into serious allegations at Polavaram dam Site. However, this Ministry constituted a Committee to look into the project implementation status viz-a-viz the original design and its irrigation benefits. Further, information regarding Rehabilitation and Resettlement is prepared and maintained by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Polavaram Project Authority (PPA).

PPA has intimated that there are no authenticated details of illegal eviction of women. The women are being rehabilitated and compensated as per the provision of the relevant law.

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Prof. Sanwar Lal Jat in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

(Release ID :145084)

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