As per the Ministry of Finance Office Memorandum No. F.No.1(2)/PF I/2014 (Pt) dated 30.09.2016, the State Government of Andhra Pradesh is executing the Polavaram Irrigation Project (PIP) on behalf of the Government of India.
As informed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, an Expert Committee constituted by it in June, 2019 suggested to go for fresh tenders for balance works of Irrigation Project. Thereafter, tenders were called by the State for balance works of main dam package and left side connectivities of headworks in August, 2019.
Advisory Committee of Ministry of Jal Shakti (erstwhile MoWR, RD & GR) in its 141stmeeting held on 11.02.2019 accepted the Second Revised Cost Estimate at 2017-18 PL (Price Level) for an amount of Rs.55,548.87 Cr. Further, as per the State Government, retendering is not linked with Revised Cost Estimate (RCE).
As reported by the State Government, an agreement has been concluded for construction of balance headworks of PIP with M/s Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited in November, 2019 for Rs.1548.13 Cr by December, 2021. Also, an agreement has been concluded for the completion of balance work of Left Side Connectivities of Head Works with M/s MAX Infra (I) Limited in November, 2019 for Rs.231.47 Cr. by end of May 2021.
This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti & Social Justice And Empowerment, Shri. Rattan Lal Kataria in Rajya Sabha today.