• Recent Rehabilitation efforts have caused significant cultural Trauma for the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups in the region.
  • Many PVTG’s like Konda Reddis have their life intertwined with the river. Rehabilitation of such groups far away from the river causes unbearable harm to their Tribal culture.

About the project

  • Polavaram is a National multi-purpose irrigation project on the Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh.
  • It will facilitate an inter-basin water transfer from the Godavari River to the Krishna river.
  • Its reservoir spreads in parts of Chhattisgarh and Orissa
  • The project is a multipurpose major terminal reservoir project for the development of irrigation, hydropower and drinking water facilities.
  • The project was started in 2008, accorded national status in 2014 in the Andhra Pradesh Bifurcation Act.
  • Although The Andhra Pradesh government extended the completion date to the 2022 Kharif season, work is still pending on the project.
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