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Polavaram Dam: ‘Stop the work order’ for not conducting Public Hearing in Chhattisgarh & Orissa జూలై 9, 2016

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Bhadrachalam, BJP, Congress, displacement, ecology, Godavari, heritage, Koya, landuse, Polavaram, Settler, submergence, TDP, Telangana, TRS, violence.
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Centre’s bar on Polavaram work lapses
Deccan Chronicle, 9 July 2016

Project authority says Central water panel has no objection to approval.
Polavram project
The ministry had issued the abeyance order earlier from June 30, 2015, for a year regarding the stop work order issued previously.

Hyderabad: The ministry of environment and forests’ (MoEF) orders regarding the Polavaram project — to keep the ‘stop the work order’ in abeyance — lapsed a week ago. The ministry had issued the abeyance order earlier from June 30, 2015, for a year regarding the stop work order issued previously.

This was issued initially on February 8, 2011 due to non compliance of the condition for an environment clearance, namely, conducting a public hearing in Chattisgarh and Odisha. (మరింత…)

Is MoEF serious about action against Polavaram? నవంబర్ 6, 2010

Posted by Telangana Utsav in Bhadrachalam, corruption, Culture, Koya, livelihoods, Polavaram, politics.
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Jairam’s ministry after Polavaram project now
The Economic Times, 2 November 2010

NEW DELHI: The environment ministry has sought an explanation from the Andhra Pradesh government for beginning work on the on the Polavaram irrigation project without complete environmental clearance. The ministry has asked Andhra why a public hearing on the project has not been held despite repeated reminders stretching over a year-and-a-half. The notice asks the state government to explain why a formal show-cause should not be issued.

The Polavaram irrigation project was given environmental clearance in October 2005. The project was subsequently referred to the ministry by the Central Water Commission in January, 2009, before it was taken up for consideration by the technical committee of the commission.

At that time, the proposal included construction of bunds and embankments on River Saberi and River Sileru to avoid submergence in Orissa and Chhattisgarh. The embankments were not part of the proposal cleared by the appraisal committee of the environment ministry. As a result, the expert appraisal committee took up the amended proposal for consideration in February, 2009. (మరింత…)