Polavaram Project Authority

  • Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS)
  • Ministry of Finance/ NITI Aayog
  • Polavaram Project Authority (PPA)
  • Executing Agency
  • CWC - Review Design Consultant
  • CSMRS - Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • CWPRS - Model Studies
  • WAPCOS - Project Monitoring and Co-ordination Consultant
  • Dam Design Review Panel (DDRP)
  • Expert Committee
  • Monitoring Committee for R & R Works

Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS)

Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS)

Ministry of Jal Shakti is responsible for laying down policy guidelines and programmes for the development and regulation of country's water resources. Long Term Irrigation Fund has been tied up with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development by MoJS for reimbursement of expenditures of Polavaram Irrigation Project to Government of Andhra Pradesh through Nodal Agencies viz., National Water Development Agency and Polavaram Project Authority.

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Ministry of Finance/NITI Aayog

Ministry of Finance/NITI Aayog

In view of the recommendations of the Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, that it will be appropriate for the State Government of Andhra Pradesh to execute this project (as it is an important project and the State Government is keen to complete it at the earliest), the Government of India has agreed to the State’s request for execution of the project by the State Government on behalf of Government of India.

As per Secretary, MoWR letter no. S(WR)/Misc/2016 dated 05/09/2016, an approval of Finance Minister, Government of India was communicated vide F.No.1(2)/PF-1/2014(Pt) dated 30.09.2016 for funding of the Polavaram Project by Central Government that it will provide 100% of the remaining cost of the irrigation component only of the project for the period starting from 01/04/2014, to the extent of the cost of the irrigation component on that date.

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Overview

Polavaram Project Authority (PPA)

As per the Government of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, Polavaram Irrigation Project has been declared to be a National Project and it is expedient in the public interest that the Union should take under its control the regulation and development of the Polavaram Irrigation Project for the purposes of irrigation.

As per the Act, the Central Government shall execute the project and obtain all requisite clearances including environmental, forests, and rehabilitation and resettlement norms.

Government of Andhra Pradesh, Water Resources Department is the Executing Agency for Polavaram Irrigation Project (PIP) on behalf of Govt. of India. The PIP is being looked after by the Chief Engineer, PIP, WRD while the LA and R&R Works are being looked after by the Special Commissioner (R&R).

The consent for Polavaram Irrigation Project shall be deemed to have been given by the successor State of Telangana.

To carry out the purposes of the said provisions of the Act, the Central Government has constituted the Governing Body to Polavaram Project Authority and the Polavaram Project Authority.

 
  • Governing Body of PPA and Functions

    As per Gazette notification dated May 28th, 2014, there shall be a Governing Body to the Polavaram Project Authority, which shall consist of the following:

    1. The Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Water Resources - Chairperson
    2. The Chief Secretary to the Government of Andhra Pradesh - Member
    3. The Chief Secretary to the Government of Telangana - Member
    4. The Secretaries to the Government of India, Ministries of Environment and Forests, Finance (Dept. of Expenditure), Power and Tribal Welfare (or their nominee(s) not below the rank of Joint Secretary) - Member
    5. The Chief Executive Officer, Polavaram Project Authority - Member
    6. A representative of Planning Commission (not below the rank of Joint Secretary) - Member
    7. Member Secretary, Polavaram Project Authority - Member Secretary

    Powers, functions and duties:

    1. The Governing Body to the Polavaram Project Authority shall be charged with the power and shall be under a duty to do any or all things necessary, sufficient and expedient for obtaining all requisite clearances including environmental, forests and rehabilitation and resettlement norms and regulation and development of the Polavaram Project.
    2. The power, functions and duties of the Governing Body may include -
      • (a) supervision of the functioning of the Polavaram Project Authority;
      • (b) expediting the statutory clearances from the Ministry of Environment and Forests and investment clearance from the Planning Commission;
      • (c) finalisation of phasing and construction programmes of the Polavaram Project with a view to obtaining expeditiously optimum benefits during and after the completion of the construction of the project in accordance with decision of Godavari Water Disputes Tribunal related to Polavaram project and conditionality of statutory clearances;
      • (d) deciding about organizational structure of the Authority and delegation of powers to the Chief Executive Officer and other Members and Officers of the Authority.
    Download - Govt. of India Gazette Notification dated May 28, 2014
  • Constitution of PPA and Functions

    As per Gazette notification dated May 28th, 2014, there shall be constitution of an Authority called the Polavaram Project Authority (hereinafter referred to as the Authority);

    1. The Authority shall consist of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and eleven Members, as under;

    (i) The Chief Executive Officer - Chairman
    (ii) The Principal Secretary or Secretary of Irrigation or Water Resources Department of the successor State of Telangana - Member
    (iii) The Principal Secretary or Secretary of Irrigation or Water Resources Department of the successor State of Andhra Pradesh - Member
    (iv) Two Chief Engineers (Senior Administrative Grade), one each from Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service and Central Power Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service to be in-charge of Planning and Design and Power Wing respectively - Members
    (v) Three Chief Engineers to be deputed by the State Government to be in-charge of the works for the Dam and appurtenant Structures, Power House and associated works and Canal system - Members
    (vi) Commissioner in-charge of Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation of States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana - Member
    (vii) Financial Adviser, Ministry of Water Resources - Member
    (viii) One Chief Engineer (Senior Administrative Grade) from Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service -Member Secretary

    2. The Chief Executive Officer and Members at serial numbers (iv), (v) and (viii) shall be posted to the Authority on full time basis by the Central Government or the State Government, as the case may be.

    Power, Functions and Duties:

    1. The Authority shall execute the project, preferably through the concerned State Departments and/or any other expert agency, and obtain all requisite clearances including environmental, forests, and rehabilitation and resettlement norms and shall be charged with the regulation and development of the Polavaram Project.
    2. The Authority shall issue appropriate directions, whenever necessary for timely and full compliance by the concerned States in the matter of acquisition for and making available to Authority lands and properties likely to be submerged under the Polavaram Project and in the matter of compensation and rehabilitation of oustees thereunder
    3. The Authority shall cause to be established, maintained and operated by the State Government(s) concerned or Central Water Commission, such stream and other gauging stations, equipped with automatic recorders, where necessary, discharge, silt, water quality and evaporation observation stations and measuring devices as may be necessary from time to time for securing the records required to implement the provisions of the orders of the Godavari Water Disputes Tribunal with regard to Polavaram Project.
    4. The Authority shall frame rules for water accounting to implement and supplement the provisions of the Award of the Godavari Water Disputes Tribunal.
    5. The Authority shall regulate distribution of power generated from the Polavaram project amongst the States, as notified by the Ministry of Power.
    6. The Authority shall determine the volume of water stored, flowing in and out of the Polavaram reservoir, the volume of water utilized through each Main or Branch head works, evaporation and seepage losses on ten daily basis in a water year (1st June of a year to the 31st May of next year).
    7. The Authority or any of its duly authorized representatives shall have power to enter upon any land and property upon which any work of gauging, evaporation or other hydrological station or measuring device has been or is being constructed, operated or maintained by any State for the use of Polavaram water and each State through its appropriate departments shall render all cooperation and assistance to the Authority and its authorized representatives in this behalf.
    8. The Authority shall meet as often as necessary and decide on a proper management of waters including in particular the manner and details of withdrawals of waters from Polavaram reservoir in accordance with the orders of the Godavari Water Disputes Tribunal.
    9. The Authority shall issue appropriate directions for establishment, maintenance and operation of an effective system of flood forecasting and flood control including reporting of heavy precipitation and telecommunication systems and the Authority shall publish annually and make available to party States the data regarding operation of reservoirs during floods.
    10. The Authority shall also perform any other function as directed by the Governing Body and the Central Government from time to time.

    Download - Govt. of India Gazette Notification dated May 28, 2014

 

Executing Agency

Executing Agency

Government of Andhra Pradesh, Water Resources Department is the Executing Agency for Polavaram Irrigation Project (PIP) on behalf of Govt. of India for timely execution of the project. The PIP is being looked after by the Chief Engineer, PIP, WRD while the LA and R&R Works are being looked after by the Special Commissioner (R&R), WRD, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.

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  • Water Resources Department

    Water Resources Department is headed by Special Chief Secretary and overall execution of the project is being looked after by Chief Engineer, PIP.

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  • LA and R&R

    LA and R&R works are being looked after by Special Commissioner (R&R), WRD, Government of Andhra Pradesh.

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CWC - Review Design Consultant

CWC - Review Design Consultant

Central Water Commission (CWC), an apex technical organization in the field of Water Resources under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, is responsible for vetting of the design components of project in pursuance of provisions under GWDT Award.

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CSMRS - Quality Control and Quality Assurance

Central Soils & Materials Research Station (CSMRS) - Quality Control and Quality Assurance

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed on 12.02.2018 between Polavaram Project Authority and Central Soil & Material Research Station (CSMRS) as the Quality Control and Quality Assurance Consultant.

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CWPRS - Model Studies

CWPRS - Model Studies

CWPRS is involved in conducting model studies for various components of Polavaram Irrigation Project as directed by Water Resources Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh and advise.

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WAPCOS - Project Monitoring and Co-ordination Consultant

WAPCOS - Project Monitoring and Co-ordination Consultant

WAPCOS Limited, a Mini Ratna-1 Public Sector Enterprise under the aegis of the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India, has been engaged by the Polavaram Project Authority as the Project Monitoring & Coordination Consultant (PMCC).

The responsibility of PMCC includes monitoring and coordination of various aspects of project covering all the Civil works, LA & RR activities for timely completion of the project. This also includes Physical and Financial progress, Quality Control and Quality Assurance and various Contractual & Technical aspects and to apprise the PPA and DoWR, RD & GR with the suggestions to accelerate the progress of works so as to complete the same in a time bound manner.

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Organization Chart

Dam Design Review Panel (DDRP)

Dam Design Review Panel (DDRP)

Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has constituted a Dam Design Review Panel for technically sound and timely execution of Polavaram Project under the Chairmanship of A.B. Pandya, Former Chairman, CWC.

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Expert Committee

Expert Committee

An Expert Committee has been constituted with the concurrence of Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation , Ministry of Jal Shakti under the Chairmanship of Member(WP&P), CWC, New Delhi.

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Monitoring Committee for R & R Works

Monitoring Committee for R & R Works

A Monitoring Committee has been constituted by Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation , Ministry of Jal Shakti under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India.

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