Followed by his visit to the cofferdam and spillway at the Polavaram project’s on Friday, Chief Minister Jagan addressed the officials and contractors to complete the works by June 2021. Setting this target of 18 months, the Chief Minister instructed the water resource officials to clear all the hurdles to execute the project at the earliest.
The visit took prominence while the neighbouring CM KCR as well started zeroing in on the state’s irrigation and water projects. This visit added strength to the speculations of a few political analysts that Jagan is discursively following KCR. Jagan’s abrupt Polavaram visit and review meeting directing the officials to fasten up the process has raised concerns right when the state is on rough patch with a financial crunch.
The main concern was over the 16 months target while the previous governments couldn’t meet a number of targets in the last few years. It is to the known knowledge that Jagan and his team are struggling hard to please the central government for the funds to be released. But did Jagan go overconfident over the target set?
Jagan has been facing the blaze from the national media over his stubborn attitude irrespective of the suggestions given by the bureaucrats. On the other hand, rehabilitation and resettlement has been one of the main hurdles government have. There are over 1,7000 families around the Polavaram region which needs to be completed within the set 18 months. Rounding it off, despite the assurance from the officials, completing the project by June 2021 can be stated as a tough nut to crack for Jagan and team.