✓Andhra Pradesh government recently said that it is planning to complete the Polavaram project by 2022 kharif season, and six other projects — Vamsadhara-Phase 2, Vamsadhara-Nagavali link, Owk tunnel-2, Velugonda-Phase 1 and Nellore and Sangam barrages — in 2020-21.
✓The dam is being built across the Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh.
✓ It will facilitate an inter-basin transfer to the Krishna river basin through its Right canal.
✓ Its reservoir spreads in parts of Chhattisgarh and Orissa States also.
✓ The project is a multipurpose major terminal reservoir project for development of Irrigation, Hydropower and drinking water facilities.
✓The project was accorded national status in 2014 in the Andhra Pradesh Bifurcation Act and its design was changed.