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Decoding Rally for Rivers Campaign By Sadguru

Pranam Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Ji

Happy Independence Day

I have enjoyed watching some of your speeches and answers to many questions and admired your intelligence and brilliance in explaining many topics in a way that makes people think themselves.

Water is a Subject quite dear to me and have been spending significant time in the recent past as I firmly believe Water is the most powerful means to drive out poverty from rural India.

When I saw the #RallyForRivers Campaign tweets naturally, I was keen to listen, read and learn in first place and have raised many questions too.

Hoping to understand clearly the following from you :

  1. Whats the Actual Problem?
  2. Whats the Root Cause of the Problem?
  3. Whats the Solution?
  4. How will Solution Solve the Problem?

Not being a celebrity, not surprised that I could not get any response, however, i wish to place on record Some of the Concerns I found in the non-congruent nature of this campaign messages :

1.Letter from Sadhguru

Your Problem Statement: “Within 15 years we will have only 50% of the water we need for our basic survival”

My Decode:  Neither Population becomes twice nor Rainfall becomes half on the Earth, there is no logical basis for this problem statement. All Major Indian Rivers have the Annual Water Availability and Utilization Data for last 50 to 100 years, while its part of nature some years it rains in the given basin more and some years less there is nothing to prove on longer horizon rainfalls have reduced, on the contrary, Krishna Water Tribunal II recently has increased the allocation from 2130 TMC done by KWDT I to 2578 TMC citing the data on water availability from 1961-62  for 47 years the availability being higher

Dear Sadguru Ji Water Availability Has Gone up many folds to the People in Upper Riparian States hence the water utilization resulting depletion of Wastage of Water going to Sea.

Water Utilization in Upper Riparian States and regions has Increased the Green Cover by irrigating the hitherto dry lands and brought prosperity to the people in inner and arid lands of India.

Primary Source of Fresh Water is Rains Only and It remains constant more or less when taken at macro level at micro level there will be large variations

No country is able to completely establish all the factors influencing the rains, best of super computers can at best forecast reasonably for about 10 days horizon.

2. Your Campaign Calls for giving missed call and count it as Support for Your undisclosed Policy document which you propose to submit to Government of India 

My Question: Is this a Good Practice? especially for some one of your stature whom the Nation has honored with Padma Vibhushan?

3. Your Solution: Plant Trees for One Kilometer width on either side of the River!

This is not in sync with the below Nice explanation by World Resources Institute that clearlt shows the Solution for Healthy Natural Solution for Water Security is to have Tree Plantations in Up hills in the River Basin for higher benefit not at the River itself ie the end of Water Journey thru the soil where its impact is lowest  securing the water. Ironically this is included in your campaign material without doing justice to it !

Finally, my suggestion is to make #RallyForRivers Campaign focus on

  1. Planting Trees Everywhere especially in the Higher altitudes facing the Monsoon Directions
  2. Water Conservation Technologies as is achieved by Israel to improve the higher output per drop of water


Make your Team Find Out how many Trees will be LOST in Polavaram Dam and Why should they be Lost and what exactly is #RallyForRivers Stand on Polavaram and its Submersion of Kilometers of Forest on both Sides of Godavari and Shabari Rivers.

What is the #RallyForRivers Stand on #Amaravati being built right on the Bank of River Krishna for more than a kilometer distance from River and for many kilometers of River Bed being made into Concrete Jungle repacing the lush green fields

As your #RallyForRivers is passing thru Amaravati on 13th September please do explain to people your stand on both Polavaram submersion of large Forests on both sides of Godavari and Shabari and Amaravati on Krishna River Bank

India has Utilized More of its River Water since Independence hence it achieved Food Security through Green Revolution, to call the utilization as depletion is a Sad and negative and deceptive and distorted way of looking at the same fact.

Unfortunately, More than Helping the Nation there is Significant chance of following Negative effects of the #RallyForRivers Proposals

  1. River beds turned into Forests is putting END to any more Dams or Barrages on the River ie essential for large parts of Dry Lands to get sufficient water else they become deserts over a period of time
  2. India will continue to Waste Precious Natural Resource letting the Fresh Water go into Sea

Water itself is the LIFE Line, River is Just a Means for Surplus Water to Reach Sea,  Focus has to be on Water Management.

Also, I am aware of million os your followers and thousands of celebrities joining your #RallyForRivers Campaign already and many or most of them may not like or may even oppose or criticise or abuse me for writing this post, i choose to write to keep my conscience clear and also was encouraged to read this below before writing this post.

Kalama Sutta

(Anguttara Nikaya III, 65)

 "It is proper for you, Kalamas, to doubt, to be uncertain;
 uncertainty has arisen in you about what is doubtful. Come,
 Kalamas. Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated
 hearing; nor upon tradition; nor upon rumor; nor upon what is in a
 scripture; nor upon surmise; nor upon an axiom; nor upon specious
 reasoning; nor upon a bias towards a notion that has been pondered
 over; nor upon another's seeming ability; nor upon the
 consideration, 'The monk is our teacher.' Kalamas, when you
 yourselves know: 'These things are bad; these things are blamable;
 these things are censured by the wise; undertaken and observed,
 these things lead to harm and ill,' abandon them.



Andhra Pradesh Must STOP Fudging of Godavari Krishna Water Utilization

Andhra Pradesh has been LIFTING Godavari Waters daily (7000~8000 Cusecs) and FILLING Prakasham Barrage on KRISHNA Using the the Polavaram Right Canal for the Entire Month of July. This is a Good thing and State should be proud of and share it factually.

However it is Very Unfortunate the same Data is not disclosed in the Godavari Barrage deliberately where it does fudging by reducing the inflow number itself by as much as it diverts.
This type of misleading fudging of Data is done by Andhra Pradesh Consistently to Hide the Water Utilization to show lesser than actual utilization to the Boards and Tribunals, in this case it knows very well that any diversion from Godavari to Krishna all Upper Riparian states accrue their stake as per Tribunal Order. Since it does not wish to share as Godavri – Krishna Diversion it resort to this type of fudging.

Since this is Third Year its doing consecutively, time Government of Telangana takes it up with Center Very Strongly to ensure they put an END to this practice by AP

This is the same FUDGING AP has done in Water Utilization from Srisailam Last Year and Better Prevent this Year Similar Fudged reporting by AP in advance.

Telangana share as it is is less, it simply can not afford to let AP get away  with such Brazen Fudging Practice of Water Utilization

What good are GRMB and KRMB if they can’t even measure and report the water utilization factully and let AP get away with such Reporting which any student can explain is partial reporting of water utilization, not complete reporting.

National Tax Payer Money is being Spent on Polavaram and Nation must get the Factual data on Polavaram Right Canal Water Diversion to Krishna on Daily Basis

ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్ రాష్ట్ర మేధావులు మరియు మీడియా అడగరెందుకు ఈ ప్రశ్నలు ?

ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్ రాష్ట్ర మేధావులు మరియు మీడియా అడగరెందుకు ఈ ప్రశ్నలు

  1.  ఐదు ఏళ్లు ప్రత్యేక హోదా వస్తే రాష్ట్రానికి జరిగే మెలెంత ?
  2. కృష్ణపట్నం విద్యుత్ కేంద్రం పై చేసిన ఖర్చెంత? ఇప్పుడు రెండు 800 MW ప్లాంట్ లు పూర్తి ఐనవా ? కాలేదా? ఆంధ్ర రాష్ట్రం ఎంత విద్యుత్ కొంటుంది ? కృష్ణపట్నం ఉండగా ఎందుకు కొంటుంది ? ఏంటి రాష్ట్రానికి జరుగుతున్న ప్రయోజనం ?
  3. ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్ రాష్ట్ర ఆదాయం లో విశాఖ వాటా ఎంత ? ప్రభుత్వం CM ఇప్పుడు అక్కడ ఎంత వ్యయం సమయం ఎస్తున్నారు ?
  4. హైదరాబాదు లో ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్ పోలీస్ కి ఉన్న పని ఎమి ఎంత మంది ఉన్నారు ?
  5. పట్టిసీమ లో ఎత్తిపోతల ఖర్చు చేసేకంటే , పోలవరం లోనే ఆ ఎత్తిపొతలు పెట్టి ఆంధ్ర రాష్ట్రం కాకుండా కేంద్రమే భరిస్తుంది కదా ?
  6.  పోలవరం 194టిఎంసీ లు నింపి ఎంతో అటవీ సంపద ఖనిజ వనరులు ఆంధ్ర గిరిజంావాసుల నివాసం ముంచి 75 టిఎంసీ లే గ్ర్యావిటీ ద్వారా వాడి అంత గోస కంటే 100టిఎంసి డ్యామ్ పెట్టి మొత్తం లిఫ్ట్ చేయడం ద్వారా ఎక్కువ నీరు ఎక్కువ రోజులు వాడడం వాస్తవం కాదా ?
  7.  పోలవరం ఎత్తు 10 మీటర్ లు తగ్గించి, ఒడిసా, చత్తీస్‌గడ్ , భద్రాచలం ముంపు లేకుండా బదులుగా టర్బైన్ లసంఖ్య పెంచి, సీలేరు పై ఇంకొన్ని జల  విద్యుత్ ఉత్పత్తి కేంద్రాలు వేసి ఎడమ కుడి కాలువలకి పంప్ లు పెట్టి అందరికి ఆమోదయోగ్యం నష్టం చాలా తగ్గించి వాడే నీరు మళ్లింపు కూడా పెంచుకునే మార్పు చేసి అతి తొందరగా పూర్తి ఎందుకు చేయొద్దు ?
  8. కృష్ణ డెల్టా కె గోదావరి నీరు ఎత్తి పోయడం తప్పనప్పుడు రాయలసీమ కి శ్రీశైలం నీరు అలాగే తెలంగాణ కూడా తన వాటా కృష్ణ గోదావరి నదుల పై ఎత్తిపోతలకేందుకు మద్దతు చెప్పకూడదు ?
  9.  తెలంగాణ తో ప్రతి విషయం కిరికిరి ఎందుకు , దాని వల్ల లాభం కంటే నష్టమే కాదా ?
  10.  గోదావరి పై మంచి ఇన్‌లాండ్ జల రావణ మార్గం కోసం పోలవరం మరియు పురాతన డవళేశ్వరం బ్యారేజి మరియు రేల్‌వేలైన్ ల మార్పు పై ఎందుకు కేంద్రానికి అభ్యర్తించోడు , దక్షిణ భారత ఒకేఒక  జీవ నది గోదావరి ఒక పెద్ద చౌక మరియు పర్యావరణ రక్షిత ఇన్‌లాండ్ జల రవాణా మార్గం చేస్తే సార్వతోముకాభివృద్దికి చేయూత కాదా ?

Decoding Godavari Breaching Papikondalu

Friends while I was trying to understand Polavaram National Project in all my sincerity to understand all the aspects as much as I can, I watched this beautiful master piece of

650 Million Years in under 2 minutes 

400 Million Years into Past and 150 Million Years into Future

My belief of “Adopt the Nature, not Challenge the Nature” further Got Reinforced and I went back to Google Earth to Study Godavari River and how it flows through Papikondalu trench of Eastern Ghats, reaches Polavaram Dam Site at the end of its long travel through the breach in Papikondalu for Over 40 Kilometers, in this long beautiful flow it’s width is actually is just about 300 Meters to 400 Meters width for almost 16 Kilometers, while it becomes mighty 6 KM Cotton Barrage at Rajahmandry ..

Polavaram Rock fill Earth Dam is currently designed to have Spill over of 754 Meter at 45.72 Meters.

Careful Analysis of the Eastern Ghats and the Altitudes, Godavari River appears to have had a Natural Alluvial Dam in the form of Papikondalu the Water level even if it reached 100 Meters this Dam could hold and the Water had no other way to reach Bay of Bengal other than breach of the Papikondalu a natural rock filled earthen alluvial dam

Clearly Before Ramyana this Natural Dam, may I call it Manyam Dam has Breached at the Point , considering that point receives highest water Pressure of this Manyam Dam!
Then the In-land River Godavari found its 300 meter narrow Breach to Discharge the Massive (potentially Few thousands of TMC ) Water into Bay of Bengal and then came Ramyana, Shabari, Ramadasu and Badrachalamu that is all a known History ..

Papikondalu Natural Dam and Godavari Breaching it to Reach Bay of BengalArea Marked Blue is Quite Conservative and is about 70 Meters only not the Manyam Reservoir Level of like 100 Meter where it would have breached the Papikondalu in Eastern Ghats..

Below actual Satellite Picture of 2006 Floods on River Godavari is recent Reality and is not the recent known worst flood disaster in 1986 on River Godavari.
2006 Godavari Floods without any Polavaram Barrage of Dam

Initially like Many, I was also probing the Angle of Safety of the Polavaram Dam

But above analysis gave me hint that Dam has Papikondalu and this Only 300 Meter Width (Natural Spill Over) acting as a Buffer Choking the Upstream flood water first, before the Dam Safety comes under threat. So in my opinion the first Threat is surely to people in entire Manyam area that includes entire Bhadrachalam Town and Badradri Sita Rama Temple that will face massive Back Flow, Back Water Surge as the Water Simply Can not pass through the Papikondalu Long Spill of just 300 Meter for 16 Kilometers..
It would devastate Entire Manyam Region before it can threaten Polavaram Dam itself..

Once again my respect and regard to the Great Andhra Engineer T.Hanumantha Rao Garu Engineer-in-Chief (Retired) Government of Andhra Pradesh, has gone up many folds and even after retirement he took pains to propose this alternative sensible Multi Barrage Design..

Unfortunately these words of wisdom were not headed to and the Dhanyagnam under Jalayagnam Chief Minister at that time went ahead and spent significant tax payer money and the foundation for the Dam is done

I would urge Govt of India to take a short pause and have best of the Experts from Dam, Flood Water specially Back Flow and Back Water Effect and the Dam Break Analysis under various flood conditions simulated by more than one party and establish the Optimal Dam Heights and other Alternatives to achieve Same level of Water Utilization with reduced impounding of water introducing significant risk and come up with revised plan that might include
1. Lowering the dam height to somewhere in the range of 30 to 35 Meters

2. Water Powered Pumping of Impounded Water to Both Canals at 40 Meter Height (this will make no Dead Stock all Stock into LIVE stock for both Hydal, Lift and Continuous feed to Cotton Barrage at Dawaleswaram

Water Powered Pump Unit the Way for India to Utilize River Water

3. Install upto 1000 MW Solar Plant using the saved money of R&R and Project construction

4. Mineral Resources Mapping in the Manyam area and potential impact at various water levels

5. Alternative Upstream Barrages and Small dams with Same WPP system on both Godavari and Sabari tributary

6. Total Social Cost that includes revised costs according to the Land acquistion act and tribal acts and the interest capitalization for this capital intensive national project

I am hoping and wishing our Prime Minister will look into all the aspects and make necessary and better changes to the #Polavaram Project and make India proud of it by adopting to the nature.

Jai Bharat


400+ Global Indians Signed Petition to PM for Change #Polavaram Design – Would You?

Sri Pranab Mukherjee (Honorable President of India), Honorable President of India
Sri Narendra Modi Ji, Honorable Prime Minister of India
Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha, Chief Justice of India
Sadvi Uma Bharti, Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
Change the Design of Polavaram National Multi Purpose Project
From : Hazardous Earth cum Rock Fill Dam  To : Safe Multi Barrages / Lower Dam

[Poddutoori Venkata Gandhi]

400+ Global Indians signing and below of them have written their reasons for Signing the Change Polavaram Design Petition
Name City State Zip Country SignedOn Comment

Sunthosh Haudakar Hyderabad 500007 India 2014/7/11
This is very important to save the bio-diversity of the region, maintaining the ecological balance and protecting the livelihood of a very huge population of Adivasis.

Prasan Tirunagari Hyderabad 500044 India 2014/7/11 Adivasis, Earthquake probabilities in Andhra, Rammandir in badhrachalam

Jaya Prakash Tolupunuri 500018 India 2014/7/11 “This is much important to save the livelihood of the tribals living in that area for many years and to save the bio diversity and the eco balance.

Harikrishna Boddupalli Bangalore 500070 India 2014/7/11
This is destructing lives of 4 Lakh Adivasis. Minerals and valuable herbs will be disappeared. Alternatives are available for same output

kvln swamy hyderabad 500060 India 2014/7/11
Because of poor tribals life as we know when we have sent a tribals from forests then smugglers and wrong persons enter into these forests to create environmental disturbance

ramesh akula Hyderabad 500013 India 2014/7/11
humanity issue
PATTI SRINIVAS RAO Hyderabad 500072 India 2014/7/11 Because there are one lakh tribal people who will loose their houses and lively hood….

Shekar Achha Hyderabad India 2014/7/11
Protect Tribals
Ashok Kumar Munikuntla Secunderabad 500026 India 2014/7/11 Pl. avoid human catastrophi.

arif raj Hyderabad AP 500008 India 2014/7/11
want to change
Prasanna Kumar Jagdalpur 494001 India 2014/7/11 let us design eco friendly and human friendly design .

Arjun Muddu Hyderabad 500084 India 2014/7/11
I am signing this petition to request to change the design of Polavaram project. If the same plan is implemented more than 5 million tribal life vanish and more than 8% of the forest area is lost including animals and natural life. It is proposed on loose soil which is prone to Earth quakes. After construction if earth quake happens there will be more than 20 million people die and lot of catostrophic affects take place. Please consider this as a request on humanitarian basis and change the design to minimize the loss to tribals and nature.

Aruna Kongari Hyderabad 500072 India 2014/7/11

anil bathula 506003 India 2014/7/11 please consider this as high priority sir.

Bhanu prakash Hyderabad AP 500072 United States 2014/7/11
Please Sir Protect Tribals…

Raghu Apuri Apt 3-10 WA 98007 United States 2014/7/11
To save the adhivasis home it is important to change the design of the project!!

VAMSHIDHAR REDDY EDUNURI Hyderabad 560103 2014/7/11
If this dam is built with the existing plan, it’s going to displace some Lakhs oif tribals and Historical places as well. This act is totally unconstitutional and undemocratic.. i outrightly appeal to the union government to change the design of polavaram and safeguard the Interests of Telangana and it’s Tribals

PG Reddy 500100 India 2014/7/11
Because it affects lot of people in TS.
vinay kumar batthini old safil guda ENG 500056 India 2014/7/11 Stop Polavaram Save Adivasis

Abhinay gampa Hyderabad 500056 India 2014/7/11
For safety of tribals

sandeep manda 5000026 India 2014/7/11
To save many lives , Livelihood, and save the bio – diversity

bharan sharma 500047 India 2014/7/11
modi ji aap tdp ke saath milkar kyo telangaana ka loss kar rahe ho ….. plz stop polavaram , and merging of 7 mandals of telangaana into ap…

raju tgsit 505445 India 2014/7/11
change design and save innocent tribal people

shyam sundher reddy kyatam 500062 India 2014/7/11
we dont want polavaram poject

madhav reddy 500074 India 2014/7/11
i am against polavaram

Madhusudhan Pagidimarri 500068 India 2014/7/11
Pleaee Protect our Aadivasi brothers n sisters.

Santosh Rudrabatla vizag 530013 India 2014/7/11
Save Adivasi and save the green forest. there are huge natural resources in Polavaram. please change the design

pruthvi raj goud 502113 India 2014/7/11
stop polavaram……. save adivasi

chandra shekar yeldhandi 502301 India 2014/7/11
Nature harm project and going to loose the existence of lakhs of Adhivasis….

Mallikarjun E 500040 India 2014/7/11
I am signing this petition to request to change the design of Polavaram project. If the same plan is implemented more than 5 million tribal life vanish and more than 8% of the forest area is lost including animals and natural life. It is proposed on loose soil which is prone to Earth quakes. After construction if earth quake happens there will be more than 20 million people die and lot of catostrophic affects take place. Please consider this as a request on humanitarian basis and change the design to minimize the loss to tribals and nature.

Pradeep Gandam 500070 India 2014/7/11 Please change the design

satish kumar Hyderabad 500016 India 2014/7/11 It displace more than 2 lakh tribals. It is in earthquake prone area .

ashok penta 333031 India 2014/7/11 we demands change the design of polavaram

Santosh P Mysore 570027 India 2014/7/11 This is a threat to democracy and it will eliminate adivasis completely
Adla Amareshwar Glasgow SCT G5 8ah United Kingdom 2014/7/11 #TAG#StopPolavaram

Namrata Gadila 560061 India 2014/7/11
please protect the rights of adivasis..adivasis are very much indians,who deserve to stay on the land their ancestors lived .please help the adivasis.

srinu cheram Manchester ENG 500034 India 2014/7/11
“I Support to change the design and think of new way to save aadivasi`s also do not mix the places in aAP who are sweeping away in polavaram project.
Please save aadivasi`s

Jai Telangana”

srivatsava sesham torrance CA 90505
United States 2014/7/11 I have social responsibility to speak for my people for my region.With polavarm lakhs of adivasis loose their homes and their heritage .please change the design

Dr Ramesh Kumar Miryala Nalgonda
508001 India 2014/7/11 The present design destroys the rich tribal culture along with the prone for nature disasters increases in the Godavari Basin.

Nagaraju Sabbani 505468 India 2014/7/11
I want our newly formed state to be developed well. This is also one point where there is a blocking point for the development of our farmers. As we know Jai Javan Jai Kisan.

Ramkumar Bharatam 500011 India 2014/7/11
We are not against leaving godavari water to Andhra Pradesh. But the irrigation experts opinion is that the proposed design will not serve its purpose besides causing loss to the adivasis, unnecessary immersion of huge land and also endangering millions of people living in the godavari delta down stream of the project in case of Tsunamis. Instead, a committee may be formed to discuss all these points and propose alternative designs as already suggested.

Rajasekhar Gundu 500074 India 2014/7/11
Polavaram displaces lakhs of aborigins (humans + Animals + Birds) etc.

harish Chandran 500059 India 2014/7/11
This will end a many aadvaasi lands and they don’t know how to live outside
srikanth korampally 500037 India 2014/7/11 to protect adivasi’s
kiran kumar hyderabad AP 500016 United States 2014/7/11 this project going to kill the tribals in india

PAVAN KUMAR Hyderabad 500007 India 2014/7/11 WANT TO SAVE THE AADIVAASIS.

Vijay Reddy Raavi 508285 India 2014/7/11
As a humanitarian I oppose current design which will make lakhs of tribals homeless…
Ravi Nuguru San Jose CA 95131 United States 2014/7/11 “Dear Modi Ji,
Please save the tribals and their way of life. No need to push this project in such an adhoc manner. -Ravi”

PraveenKumar Martha 500001 India 2014/7/11
please save triabals

Madhu K Reddy Bridgewater NJ 8807 United States 2014/7/11
This is unjust and gross violation of Adivasi’s rights. Please accept good Engineer’s suggestions and reduce the size and build multiple barrages. This is a Human Rights violation and we should take it UN.

Praveen K 500003 India 2014/7/11
Stop Polavaram

Satish Siripuram South Jordan UT 84095 United States 2014/7/11 Lakhs of people are going to die/displaced with Lakhs of acres being displaced
Sharath reddy 500094 India 2014/7/11 The entire area is such a lovely place!!! Can’t imagine this to be vanished!!!

Deepak deshpande Hyderabad 500006 India 2014/7/11
Save tribals.

PANDURANGA R DOMA HYDERABAD 500017 India 2014/7/11
“The innocent tribals are loosing their identity .

Sowmya Chamakura Hyderabad 500007 India 2014/7/11 For the better future of Telangana

Vinod Elete 2117 Australia 2014/7/11
“to prevent displacement of tribal people & their inhabitant which exists there for thousands of years. It is their right ti live there. Also to lessen the environmental impact of the current design.
Dr Vinod Elete

Anand Gudimanchi Hyderabad 500025 India 2014/7/12
It is a question of patriotism of tribals. It is a question of respect to the people of Telangana who have been wronged since they joined in India and a forcible, unwanted merger..

Vikesh Chinthala Henrico VA 23294 United States 2014/7/12
“Modi Ji …..Request you to change the design of the project which will save the tribal.

Also before approving the ordinance… at least you would had taken opinion from the people from other 3 states….moreover it’s not fare taking decision just by listening to both Naidu’s of AP.”

naresh gourawaram Hyderabad 500010 India 2014/7/12
Please Change the design for protecting adhivasis and to avoid future disasters. Thank You

Jayapal B 500018 India 2014/7/12 Need to save aadivasi people and opposing to merge mandalas of Telangana, the people who are there not interested to go and live with AP

Madhu Kiran Bangalore 500058 India 2014/7/12
as per my understanding technically, its harmful to both andhra and telangana and also neighboring states

Shiva Yadav 500018 India 2014/7/12
Because its my state Telangana…

AMARNATH NALLA 500044 India 2014/7/12
Need to save Adivasis

khaja mir fazalullah 500009 India 2014/7/12
to prevent lives of millions of people

Venkat k Hyderabad 500016 India 2014/7/12
To save Sri Sita Rama Chandra Swamy Temple and ST people in this area

Venkat k Hyderabad 500016 India 2014/7/12
Please change the polavaram design bachawoo Srim Ram mandir and ST people

Madhusudhan Reddy 509001 India 2014/7/12
“The innocent tribals are loosing their identity .For the better future of Telangana

Santhosh Rao 500039 India 2014/7/12
Because im concerned.

Naresh Myadaram 500049 India 2014/7/12
Without the consent of can it be built up..Dont violate the protection laws of aadivasis.

Praveen Gupta Hyderabad 500090 India 2014/7/12
I don’t want to see another Uttarakhand tragedy !!

Mallepalli Laxmaiah 500062 India 2014/7/12
polavaram project is basically un constitution and un democratic

Raghu N 500003 India 2014/7/12
I was at Kothagudem and Bhadrachalam for 27 years and have traveled on River Godavari to Papikondalu more than once and know how harmful the Polavaram project is to the people of that area, their properties, all living creatures in that beautiful mountainous forests, the environment and to the Temple town of Bhadrachalam.

Naveen Bharath 501301 India 2014/7/12
Taking Telagana land and utilizing it for Andhra project is it fair. Ignoring tribal people and also Badrachallam temple.

vinay kumar Domala 506002 India 2014/7/12
Live,Let live. When you have alternate design why to submerge the land and create trouble to people, environment and heritage.

ANAND GOUD Hyderabad 500001 India 2014/7/12
“I don’t want to see another Uttarakhand tragedy !!
Without the consent of can it be built up..Dont violate the protection laws of aadivasis.”
ramesh patnam 560061 India 2014/7/12
save the adivasis .lets live and let them live in peace afterall they are our brothers and school we used to plegde all indians are brothers and sisters and what about adivasis?
arun banala Hyderabad 40 India 2014/7/12
i strictly against to merging 6 mandals in ap

gade lakshminarsimhareddy secunderabad 500067 India 2014/7/12 This project is submerging our 300 telangana villages which are also by force illegally transferred to Andhra.Our 3lack tribal people are also being made homeless.
sampath kumar parik 533214 India 2014/7/13
I do not wish my konaseema get submerged under godavari waters by human errors..

sampath kumar parik 533214 India 2014/7/13
I am a resident of this
area n experienced many a floods..

gopikrishna lagisetti chennai 600088 India 2014/7/13
Please change the design

Archana Sonti Hyderabad 500048 India 2014/7/13 Andhra Pradesh has already built many small projects and getting enough water for their agriculture. This Project is been opposed by all top irrigation experts like including Top Andhra retired Engineer T.Hanumantharao and many Govt’s have not approved this project since ages because it creates more danger than peanut benefit. Even Chandra Babu Naidu has not approved this project in his 9 years rule in AP, as CM. This bill is only speaks the Ignorance of BJP Govt at Central, about the project. As a common citizen I know all these details and information, how come a Prime Minister is so ignorant of such dangerous project and pass the bill ? I wonder !!!

Puzzling Questions on #Polavaram to Prime Minister of India [ Change #Polavaram]

Puzzling Questions on #Polavaram to Prime Minister of India



Polavaram to Submerge Sri Rama Temple at Bhadrachalam

2006 Godavari Floods without any Polavaram Barrage of Dam


  1. Have you reviewed the project before and satisfied yourself that project is in the National Interest as per the Oath of Office “ I will do right to all manner of people in accordance with the Constitution and the law”
  2. What has been the Cost Escalation on this Project since Govt of AP (united) started the project without Central Approvals over 10 years back?
  3. Are you Aware Where is the Project Located and What is the Stretch of Godavari River through Papikondalu in Eastern Ghats  and  whats the minimum Width of the River there?
  4. Have you asked the Question what happens when due to Dam current Water level in the Narrow River Stretch is Raised from 15 M to 45.72 M then Massive Flood Comes in from both Godavari and Shabari Rivers?
  5. Post Dam what is the Maximum water that can pass through such a Narrow Long Intertwining Stretch of the Godavari RIVER and whats the Worst Flood In-flow received  so far and whats the Safety Factor assumed over and above the Worst known flood level?
  6. Have you been informed Back Flow Effects During Floods when the Water does not find Enough Passage through Papi kondalu Narrow and Very Long Way ??
  7. Is the Project Cost Estimates Revised based on
  • Current Prices
  • Land Acquisition Act Enacted by Parliament
  • Submergence Area includes Expected Back Water under Heavy Floods
  • Cost of Loss of Minerals and Forestation and Bio-diversity
  • Interest Capitalization till the Project is completed
  • Cost to the people to be affected
  1. Whats the additional irrigation that this project adds to the already irrigated  Coastal Andhra ?
  2. Whats the Additional Benefit accrued to the Nation through this project?
  3. Have you been informed this Project is not 100% Gravity but Gravity cum LIFT Canals. Both canals requite to LIFT from 40 Meter to 80 Meter?
  4. Have you Asked Is there no alternate at High altitude on River Godavari to transfer water to Krishna without LIFT?
  5. Have you asked Whats the Benefit to Cost Ratio of this Project and Alternative Projects
  6. Have you been Shown the Simulation of Back Flow in Massive Flood
  7. Have you been Shown the Dam Break Analysis
  8. Can you guarantee Bhadrachalam City and Ram Mandir at 50 Meter MSL is not threatened by Massive Flood and Back Flow that hits Bhadrachalam First
  9. Have you seen the last major flood of 1986 and its impact at Bhadrachalam that too without Any damage or Barrage..  (ZERO impounding of Water) ?
  10. Once Dam is Constructed, Is it Viable to Bring Cargo Vessels as River Water Way and an Inland Water Way Port for the Central Indian Land locked States of MP, Chattisgarh and Telangana

Please Get every important question answered and establish the Optimal Height of the Dam at Which the Damages ,  Costs and Risks are Minimized and Maximum possible Benefits are achieved .