Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy had told the officials that Polavaram Project would be his priority among all irrigation projects. He asked the officials of the water resources department to give him the ground report on the project, including the money that the State government had spent from its borrowed funds. He is also planning to visit the project site at the earliest and have a clear understanding of the work.
Jaganmohan Reddy is not in favour of the State government spending money on the project as the State is in neck-deep debt. He wanted the Central government to execute the project work investing from its coffers and complete it at the earliest. On these lines, he had directed the officials to prepare a report in favour of handing over the project work to the Central government and mounting pressure on it to complete the project on time. This, according to him, would give some relief to the state, which has no money in the exchequer and had to depend on borrowings from government and private financial sources.
However, at an initial review meeting with the officials of the water resources department, Jaganmohan Reddy told them that he is also equally committed to complete the work with the State government but wanted the officials to get the funds reimbursed without delay so that the burden on the State would be less.
Jaganmohan Reddy had also reviewed the on-going irrigation projects and wanted the officials to complete every project realising the dreams of his father and late chief minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy, who started Jalayagnam in the State during his time and gave highest priority to the irrigation projects.