Central govt has released Rs 417.44 crores funds to Polavaram project under Grant in Aid. Central Water Resources department has sent the message to State Water Resources Board in this regard. Central Water Resources minister Nitin Gadkari has released funds today while responding to the requests of AP govt for the completion of Polavaram Project by the end of 2019. Sources said, the said funds are released to initiate Spill way & Coffer dam works as a part of completion of the project. According to sources, there is no relevance between the protests in AP and today's release of funds.