<p>Reply affidavit filed on behalf of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in the matter of Pentapati Pullarao Vs Union of India & Others, 31/08/2021.</p> <p>The report said that M/s Indira
Polavaram dam is an extravagant waste of public money that will provide little benefit to few people. It will set the state of Andhra Pradesh back for decades and may prevent Andhra Pradesh sharing in the economic prosperity experienced by the rest of India. This booklet argues that the Polavaram dam project should not go ahead because it will not deliver the benefits claimed for its, because it represents an extraordinary waste of public money, and it will have disastrous consequences for the people it displaces.
<b>The scale of displacement under Polavaram project is unprecedented and government has no proven capacity or commitment to rehabilitate the displaced. This project will not only hit lakhs of people, but also endanger the delta (with excessive water logging). So, government should give up the entire project</i></b>