Polavaram enters Guinness Book of Records

  • The Polavaram project- of Andhra Pradesh created history on January 8,2019.
  • The concrete works of spill channel of the project successfully entered Guinness Book of World Records by completing 32,315.5 Cubic meter of concrete works in a span of 24 hours. 
  • The Polavaram project also broke the earlier records for largest and continuous concrete pouring.
  • Receiving the Guinness Book of World Records certificate from adjudicator Rishi Nath, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed happiness over breaking two world records by the Polavaram project.
  • Polavaram is a multi-purpose irrigation project which is under construction and located on river Godavari near Ramayyapet village of Polavaram Mandal of West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. 
  • The Polavaram project will harness the waters of the river Godavari by building a 45.72- metre-high, 2.32-km-long dam
  • The earth and rock-filled dam will have a storage capacity of 551 million cubic metre (mcm) and power generation capacity of 960 MW. 

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