Groundwater externalities of surface irrigation transfers under national river linking project: Polavaram – Vijayawada linkposted 10 years 4 months ago
- to provide irrigation benefits to the upland areas
- to provide a water supply to the industries in Visakhapatnam city, including the Steel Plant, for the generation of hydropower
- for the development of navigation and recreation facilities.
The project envisages the construction of an earth-cum-rock filled dam that is 1,600 m long across the Godavari River at Polavaram, and about 42 km upstream of the Godavari Barrage at Dowlaiswaram.