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CAG says Kaleshwaram project cost likely to exceed 1.47 lakh crore rs against 81,911 crore rs projected trendoogle

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CAG says Kaleshwaram project cost likely to exceed 1.47 lakh crore rs against 81,911 crore rs projected trendoogle
CAG says Kaleshwaram project cost

CAG says Kaleshwaram project cost

CAG says Kaleshwaram project cost
CAG says Kaleshwaram project cost

The Comptroller and Auditor Normal of India has stated that the challenge value of Kaleshwaram challenge is prone to exceed ₹1.47 lakh crore as towards the ₹81,911 crore projected to the Central Water Fee and the capital value of irrigation works out to ₹6.42 lakh an acre.

CAG says Kaleshwaram project cost likely to exceed 1.47 lakh crore rs against 81,911 crore rs projected

The challenge value was understated within the Detailed Venture Report (DPR) as a consequence of preparation of estimates at previous worth ranges and non-inclusion of provision for worth escalation. This, coupled with subsequent adjustments made within the challenge works, resulted in the price of works growing from ₹63,352 crore to ₹1.02 lakh crore.

This was on account of possible value of works referring to land acquisition, rehabilitation and resettlement, curiosity throughout development and others that are but to be entrusted, the CAG stated within the efficiency audit report on Kaleshwaram challenge tabled within the Telangana Legislative Meeting on Thursday.

CAG says Kaleshwaram project cost

The CAG outlined the explanations that led to re-design of Pranahita Chevella Sujala Sravanthi (PCSS) into Dr. B.R. Ambedkar PCSS and the Kaleshwaram initiatives. Throughout re-engineering, the Kaleshwaram and PCSS initiatives collectively had been estimated to value ₹85,651 crore as towards the challenge value of earlier PCSS challenge. Whereas the mixed challenge value elevated by 122% as a consequence of re-engineering, the focused command space elevated by solely 52.22%.

Even after preliminary re-engineering, additional additions and adjustments had been made within the scope of the challenge works taking the current possible value of the challenge to ₹1.47 lakh crore whereas there was no additional enhance within the envisaged advantages. The mixed challenge value of the 2 initiatives (PCSS and Kaleshwaram) stood at ₹1.51 lakh crore. This may enhance additional because the DPR of Pranahita challenge was not ready (by March 2022) and its value was but to be labored out. Furthermore, as a consequence of re-engineering of PCSS challenge and adjustments made within the works, sure parts of works already executed had turn into redundant leading to a lack of ₹767.78 crore.

CAG says Kaleshwaram project cost
CAG says Kaleshwaram project cost

The CAG stated the Irrigation division entrusted the preparation of DPR for Kaleshwaram challenge to Water and Energy Consultants (WAPCOS) regardless of a number of deficiencies within the earlier works of the WAPCOS within the preparation of DPR for Pranahita Chevella challenge which led to its re-engineering.

CAG says Kaleshwaram project cost :“As was finished within the case of the PCSS challenge,

the division confirmed undue haste in award of works of Kaleshwaram challenge additionally. The division awarded 17 works costing ₹25,049.99 crore referring to the challenge even earlier than approval of the DPR by CWC in 2018,” the CAG stated. After the approval of DPR, adjustments had been made within the challenge works. Within the DPR submitted to the CWC, water for the challenge was proposed to be lifted from Godavari on the charge of two TMC per day. “The pumping capability was later elevated to three TMC per day involving an extra ₹28,151 crore although not warranted,” the report stated.

The profit value ratio of the challenge was inflated by overstating the worth of challenge advantages and understating the annual prices. The agriculture advantages had been calculated on the belief that one TMC of water would irrigate 17,688 acres of the command ayacut. Information of different initiatives within the State confirmed that one TMC of water might serve a mean of solely 10,000 acres.

CAG says Kaleshwaram project cost

“Thus, there’s a important danger that the 169 TMC of water allotted for irrigation beneath the challenge won’t be ample for Kharif season and there’s a excessive danger that no water might be left for irrigation in Rabi season,” the CAG stated. Even with the understated challenge value of ₹81,911 crore, the profit value ratio labored out to 0.75 (as towards 1.51 projected) indicating that the challenge was ab-initio economically unviable. “This implies each rupee spent on the challenge would yield solely 52 paise,” the CAG stated.

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