Fact Check: Posts claiming reduction in the height of Polavaram Dam are false.
Recently, few threads and posts regarding the reduction in height of the Polavaram dam went viral on social media. The posts claimed that Polavaram project height is being reduced from 45.72 meters to 41.1 meters. Few media houses reported this speculation with heated debates, and posts appeared on social media with false information without any verified source.
During a review meeting on the progress of the Polavaram project chaired by Hon’ble Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, the said issue came up for discussion. Officials asserted that the works on the project were going as per the design that was cleared by Central Water Commission and Union Water Resources Ministry. There is no proposal of reducing the height of the dam. The shutters have already been fixed as per the approved height of the dam. The Chief Minister directed the officials to complete the project at the earliest.
There is no proposal of reducing the height of the dam. The shutters have already been fixed as per the approved height of the dam.Review Meeting
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