Polavaram expert committee inspect progress of works 

Offer support for timely completion of the project

Expert committee on Polavaram project inspected the Polavaram project site today and reviewed the progresss of the ongoing works. The eight memer committee led  by chairman S Masood Hussain visit gained importance as a high level review meeting on the project is going to be held in Delhi in the presence of Union Minister of water resources Nitin Gadkari.

The expert committee inspected the progress of coffer dam and spillway works and enquired the officials over details of the progress of the works. The expert committee interacted with Minister for water resources Devineni Umamaheswara Rao and officials.

Speaking on the occasion, committee chairman S Mansoor Hussain said that would protect the interests of the project to speed up works and completion of the project as per schedule. He said that they would submit a report to the Union ministry of water resources. He said that the committee visited the project in April earlier and inspecting the project for second time at present.

MinisterW fo r Water Resources Devineni Umamaheswara Rao said that Chief Minister N  Chandrababu Naidu is keen on completing the project as per schedule. He said that before leaving for foreign tour, the Chief Minister met Un ion Minister Gadkari and explained the real situation of th project. The CM suggested five options for speedy completion of the project as per schedule. He said that the state govt is keen on speeding up Polavaram project works.

Later the Polavaram expert team interacted with newly recruited 518 assistant executive engineers including 197 women engineers. Congratulating the young engineers expert committee chairman Mansoor Hussain said the young engineers got an opportunity to pave way for socio economic development of the country by getting placement in water resources department. Stating this as a unique sector, he said the young engineers could assure water to farmers and thereby  economic development of the country.

Krishna River management board chairman and Polavaram project authority chairmn TK Srivatsava said that only 3 per cent of available water sources are fit for human consumption and stressed the need for protecting water resources. He said engineers have greater role to play to  tap water resources. He said every drop of water should be harnessed. He offered free training programme to newly recruited engineers in National water academy of central water commission.

The expert committee memers include KS Srivatsava, CKL Das, TK Sivarajan, Gurendra, Ravikumar, Hassan, DR Tareja, Dines, Paramesan were present.

One of the newly recruited AEE G Anjali said that they visited all the irrigation projects in Rayalaseema and Nort Andhra and now going through Polavarm project. She said that the state govt gave  an opportunity for them for visit of project sites. She said that the visit helped them to know the ground realities.

Another engineer V Krishna said that visited helped them how the govt struggled hard to rehabilitate the farmers at the project sites.

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