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What is the issue with Polavaram Project?

What is the issue with Polavaram Project?

The land submergence due to Polavaram dam in Odisha and Chhattisgarh states is fraction of Andhra Pradesh area which is affected by the floods in Godavari River. During the years from 1953 to 2011, Andhra Pradesh suffered nearly ₹55,800 crore which is 26% of total flood damage in India.

What is the reason behind Godavari water dispute?

Ans. Krishna-Godavari dispute was due to the objections raised by Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It was regarding the diversion of more water at Koyna river which a tributary of Krishna river for a multi-purpose project.

What are the disadvantages of Polavaram Project?

* On an estimation of 276 villages and 44,547 families will be displaced from their places. It will be a tough task for the governments to provide permanent shelters for them. * The project submerges several archaeological sites, wildlife sanctuaries and coal deposits.

Why Polavaram is a pointless project?

POLAVARAM DAM DIVIDES POLITICIANS Most political parties of the state support the project, except the pro-Telengana groups fighting for a separate state. The project does not benefit the Telengana region in any way; on the other hand it will submerge villages in Khammam district.

Who will benefit from Polavaram Project?

Polavaram will benefit all the 13 districts of A.P, directly and indirectly. Polavaram project dam being built on River Godavari can help divert and utilise Godavari water to Krishna and other rivers. If executed well, this project can make the state drought-free forever.

WHO has started Polavaram Project?

Early in 1941, Shri L. Venkatakrishna Iyer, the then Cheif Engineer for Irrigation, put up definite proposal for a storage Reservoir on the main Godavari River itself near Polavaram.

What is the main reason responsible for Krishna Godavari dispute?

Government of India constituted a common tribunal on 10 April 1969 to adjudicate the river water utilization disputes among the river basin states of Krishna and Godavari rivers under the provisions of Interstate River Water Disputes Act – 1956.

Which are the two states disputing over the water of Krishna river?

Recently, two judges of the Supreme Court have recused themselves from hearing a matter related to the distribution of Krishna water dispute between Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Who proposed Polavaram Project?

What is polavaram project Upsc?

About Polavaram Project It is an under-construction multi-purpose irrigation National project on the Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh. It will facilitate an inter-basin water transfer from the Godavari River to the Krishna river through its Right canal.

How many gates are there in Polavaram?

48 radial gates
48 radial gates of Polavaram spillway installed.

Which are the two state dispute over the water of Krishna river?

The Central Government vide Notification number S.O. 451(E) dated 02.04. 2004 has constituted Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal (KWDT) for adjudicating dispute between the States of Maharashtra, Karnataka and erstwhile Andhra Pradesh under Section 4 of the Inter-State River Water Dispute (ISRWD) Act, 1956.

What is the reason behind Krishna water dispute?

The tribunal in its report, under Scheme B, has determined that the surplus water available in the river basin totalled 330 TMC. It was decided that this would be divided among the riparian states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in the ratio of 25%, 50% and 25% respectively.

What are the reasons for interstate disputes between Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka?

There Has been a dispute over Tungabhadra and Krishna since the colonial times. In 1944 there was an agreement between the states with respect to the distribution of water of Tungabhadra. The dispute over Krishna arose between states of Bombay, Mysore, and AP, when the States Reorganization Act 1956 came into force.