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Naidu seeks 100% funds from centre for Polavaram

Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu addressing a press conference said that the centre should bare the 100% expenses of Polavaram project.

CM was addressing a press conference after he inaugurated the Anna Canteens at Vidyadharapuram, Vijayawada. 100 Anna Canteens across 35 cities in Andhra Pradesh will provide over 2.15 Lac plates of hygienic food every day, at subsidised rates to the poor.

Speaking about the Polavaram Project CM hoped that the Union Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari will help the state government in completing the project in a speedy manner, on the occasion of his visit to the Polavaram Project today.

CM opined that the central government will accept the revised estimations of Polavaram project, projecting more than Rs 57,000 crore in which the R and R package alone is about Rs 33,000 crore, irrigation component is around Rs 16,000 crore.

The R and R component alone will cost more than Rs 33,000 crore for the Polavaram oustees based on the revised estimations.

Both, Chandrababu Naidu and Gadkari are going to review the progress of the Polavaram project by 3.30 pm today. Before leaving to Polavaram, he held the press conference. 

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