AP CM wants more fund for Polavaram from Central

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu has sought an additional Rs 39000 crore to complete the Polavaram project. CM sought these funds from the Central Government. A key meeting on the issue of changing the contractor of the project was held on Wednesday at New Delhi.

Under the AP Bifurcation Act, Polavaram project is a national project and the Centre will fund its construction. The initial estimate of the project in 2004 was a mere Rs 10000 crore, but the current estimate is or the order of Rs 58000 crore.