Polavaram project

2022 NOV 7

Preliminary   > Geography   >   Dams and reservoirs   >   Dams and reservoirs

Why in news?

  • The Polavaram Project Authority (PPA) is conducting a joint survey on the project’s backwater effect in Telangana.

More about the News:

  • According to an earlier survey undertaken by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Polavaram backwater effect will be up to 18 km upstream in the Kinnerasani river and up to 6 km upstream in Murreduvagu.

About Polavaram project:

  • It is an under-construction multi-purpose irrigation project on the Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh.
  • The project has been accorded National project status by the Central Government of India and its backwater spreads into parts of Chhattisgarh and Odisha.
  • The reservoir covers the famous Papikonda National Park and National Waterway 4.


Polavaram project, recently seen in news, is constructed on the river

(a) Godavari

(b) Krishna

(c) Kaveri

(d) Mahanadi