Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu expressed happiness over Polavaram project receiving Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) award. He congratulated the officials and workforce at the field level at Polavaram project for their achievement.
Minister for Water Resources Devineni Umamaheswara Rao, Chief Secretary Anil Chandra Puneta, Principal secretary of water resources Sashibushan Kumar and Engineer-in-Chief M Venkateswara Rao exhibited the award before Chief Minister at secretariat.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister stated that Polavaram project receiving highest award of 2019, gives a fitting reply to those who resorted to false campaign on the project. He termed the award as a reflection of the commitment of state govt to complete the project as per schedule and stands as a recognition for the efforts of both workforce and officials. He said the state government is committed to complete the project as per schedule despite of several hurdles and appealed to officials to carry out the same spirit and commitment towards the completion of the project.
The Chief Minister said that the Polavaram project concrete works also achieved world record. He described the Polavaram project as a boon to farmers of Andhra Pradesh.
The Chief Minister congratulating all those involved in the progress of the project said, despite of central government’s non cooperation and opposition parties false campaign, the state government is determined to complete the project for the well being of farmers in the state. He said the awards received by the state in several sectors including in achieving growth rate, projects, investments, energy sector, infrastructure and welfare programmes reflect the commitment of state govt to make AP number one in the country.