PNS | Vijayawada
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy called on Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Power Minister RK Singh here on Thursday and discussed various issues relating to the State.
The Chief Minister told her that the Technical Advisory Committee has accepted the revised estimates of Rs 55,548.87 crore on Polavaram Project and urged her to ensure that the Union Cabinet also clears the estimates.
He told her that the Union Government has agreed to release Rs.12, 911.15crore for completing the first phase, but as per the Lidar survey, Government should release the revised amount of Rs. 17,144 crore for implementing the R &R package for the affected people in 36 colonies and go ahead with the project.
The Chief Minister also urged her to reimburse the arrears of Rs. 1310.15crore incurred by the State Government from its exchequer on Polavaram Project.
The Chief Minister further appealed to the Finance Minister to take effective steps to ensure that the Telangana Government clears Rs 7,230 crore outstanding from the TS Discoms to APGENCO for the power supplied between 2014 and 2017. On August 29, 2022, the Centre directed the Telangana Government to pay the dues to the AP but the TS moved the High Court, he told her, seeking her intervention immediately on the issue.
The Chief Minister also called on Union Power and NRE Minister RK Singh.