Construction of the Polavaram project had remained an unknown mystery of the government of Andhra Pradesh for years. Now, the ruling government had told the Centre that it would build the Polavaram project based on the designs proposed by the Central government. This decision was taken by the AP state government at the virtual meeting of the Polavaram Project Authority and the Union Jal Shakthi Ministry with the representatives of different states like AP, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha.
Among these, Chhattisgarh and Telangana have expressed doubts over the back waters of the project. They said that the areas in their states would submerge in the back waters of the project and thus raised reversals. Odisha was ready for consultations on the project with Andhra Pradesh, though it too had similar grumbles on the project.
RK Gupta, the chairman of Polavaram Project Authority, told the media that they have requested Odisha, Telangana and Chhattisgarh states to associate with Andhra Pradesh in the construction of the project. He also claimed that the Polavaram project is a national project and wanted other states to cooperate with the Centre.