RTI query reveals Centre not committed to R&R package of Polavaram Project
In a reply given to Saurabh Khamar’s RTI query, the Central government said that the Centre is committed to providing funds to the construction of the Polavaram Project and not for Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R&R) package. “We are in no way connected to the R&R package of the Polavaram,” said the Central government.
The Centre stated that Rs 8,600 crore was sanctioned to the Polavaram Project from 2015 to till date. The RTI query revealed that Rs 2,234 crore has to be reimbursed by the BJP-led NDA government for Polavaram.