Amaravati, March 27: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu today described Amaravati as the self-respect and Polavaram as the lifeline of the state.
He said the two projects were the key for the state of Andhra Pradesh and hence his government was focusing on them.
He reviewed the progress of Polavaram project in the committee hall at the state assembly. He explained to the MLAs and MLCs the progress made so far and how the government plans to move forward to ensure early completion of the project.
This was the first time that a programme to update the state legislators on Polavaram project being built across the Godavari river.
Naidu explained why Polavaram project is very important for the state. The Centre has already declared it a national project and NABARD will be providing all the required funds.
The Chief Minister said that 3,000 TMC water is going waste into the sea every year. He said Polavaram would ensure utilization of this water. The water will be diverted to the projects in Krishna basin.
Naidu said the project will be completed in a record time. He was confident that next year water can be supplied by gravity from Polavaram.