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The Water Resources Projects are planned, funded, executed and maintained by the concerned State Governments themselves as per their own resources and priority. The land acquisition (LA) and Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R & R) works of such projects are also carried out by the concerned State Governments. In order to supplement their efforts, Government of India provides technical and financial assistance to encourage sustainable development and efficient management of water resources through various schemes and programmes.
Polavaram Irrigation Project (PIP), declared as National Project under Section 90 of Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Act-2014, is being implemented through an Authority [Polavaram Project Authority (PPA)] constituted by this Ministry. The works of Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R & R) are being carried out by the State Govt. The State Govt. has set up district level grievance cell for sorting out grievances of displaced people, if any. Commissioner (R & R), Govt. of Andhra Pradesh is the Appellate Authority at State level to dispose off any appeal against the decision(s) of district level grievance cell.
There are 1,05,601 Project Displaced Families (PDFs) due to Polavaram Project and R & R works in respect of 3922 PDFs have been completed as reported by the State Government.
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.