Centre raises fresh objections on Polavaram after receiving complaints
The Central government raised fresh objections on Polavaram Project regarding release of funds as the Finance Ministry received complaints of diversion of funds for other purposes. The Finance Ministry has sent a message to the Jal Shakti Ministry to ask for bills for money spent towards Polavaram to release Rs 2,234 crore immediately.
Officials of the Jal Shakti Ministry are likely to raise the objections in the Polavaram Project Authority (PPA) meeting to be held on Monday in which Irrigation officials of the AP government will participate. Even the Centre sought clarifications for the release of remaining Rs 9,288 crore for Polavaram.