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Jagan Govt to Initiate Reverse Tendering of Naidu-Era ‘Overpriced’ Irrigation Projects from Tomorrow

Soon after coming to power by defeating the Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the recently held Assembly elections, the YSR Congress government had announced its intentions in this regard.

Syed Ahmed | News18

Updated:August 16, 2019, 7:25 PM IST
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Jagan Govt to Initiate Reverse Tendering of Naidu-Era ‘Overpriced’ Irrigation Projects from Tomorrow
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Amaravati: The Jagan Mohan Reddy-led Andhra Pradesh government on Friday announced that it would go for reverse tendering of “overpriced” irrigation projects in the state from Saturday.

Minister for Water Resources Anil Kumar Yadav said the government would take up the process on a war footing.

“Reverse tendering of the Polavaram National Irrigation Project will commence on Saturday. Previous work agency, M/s Navayuga Engineering Company, can also participate in it. After fresh bidding, work will start from November 1,” he added.

Soon after coming to power by defeating the Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the recently held Assembly elections, the YSR Congress government had announced its intentions in this regard.

The government had said that former ministers and TDP leaders had benefitted from the hiked project costs.

Retendering is likely to take places for irrigation projects worth Rs19,000 crore, including Babu Jagjeevanram Uttarandhra Sujala Sravati Project, Vamsadhara flood bank works, Thotapalli old canal system work and Poola Subbaiah Veligonda project.

Despite being warned against it, the Reddy dispensation decided to go ahead with it after an expert panel submitted a comprehensive report on it.

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| Edited by: Sohini Goswami
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