Polavaram Irrigation Project
The Polavaram Project is an under construction irrigation project funded by the Andhra Pradesh Government. It is being developed on the Godavari River, intending to boost tourism since it covers the famous Papikonda National Park.
The purpose of this project is to boost income within agricultural sector. This sector has long suffered losses because only around 14 per cent of the net area sown is under irrigation in the state. This multipurpose project, apart from providing assured irrigation, also ensures drinking water supply and power generation. It also ensures flood protection and navigation capacity by adjusting water levels.