Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday gave over a Rs 1,981 crore check to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for the Polavaram water system extend.
Bharti, in a capacity here, additionally displayed a check worth Rs 3,274 crore (counting Polavaram) for other water system extends in Gujarat and Maharashtra, an official articulation.
The present year's liability of the Polavaram Project is Rs 2,981.54 crore of which Rs 1,981.54 crore has been discharged.
Polavaram Project, a multi-reason water system extend, has a surveyed summon zone of 2.91 lakh hectares and power era capability of 960 MW. It was proclaimed a national venture in 2014.
Talking on the event, Bharti said that administration has pronounced it as a national venture and all future use on it would be borne by the focal government.
She said all water system extends under the focal government's water system conspire - Prime Minister Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) and Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Program (AIBP) including Polavaram would finished by the year 2019.
The clergyman said that the venture will help in leeway of extra 80 lakh hct. horticultural land.
"It likewise has an arrangement for supply of 23.44 thousand Million Cubic Feet (TMC) water as drinking water supply to Vishakhapatnam city and different ranges, as additionally modern water supply to Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant. A bury bowl exchange of 80 TMC water every year to Krishna River Basin is likewise imagined," she said, by explanation.
Bharti said 26 water system ventures, most in dry spell inclined areas of Maharashtra, would be finished by 2018.
The money related help was given in nearness of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu.