Former union minister of Tourism and Congress senior leader Chiranjeevi participated in today’s discussion on Polavaram Bill in Rajya Sabha.
Chiranjeevi explained very clearly in his speech how states will get advantages by Polavaram dam including Telangana. He said , Polavaram project is very unique project of great national importance in post independence . It was delayed due to several factors. He also thanked the UPA government for according the national status for the Polavaram project.
He Said, this is the first linking project of two perennial rivers . The project will benefit 25.5 Lakh people . 23.4 TMC water will be available for industries, 10.5 Lakh acre of existing Ayacut, 7.2 new Ayacut will come under cultivation, 960 MW of power will be generated. He congratulated union government for introduction of the Polavaram Bill. He requested the government to complete the project fast. He requested not to oppose the bill.