The Union Tribal Affairs Ministry has nominated its member to the Polavaram Project Authority (PPA) even as the governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana find themselves at odds with each other over the displacement of thousands of tribals for the irrigation project.
Almost ten years after it was
conceived, Environment Ministry has given an initial clearance
to the Brutanga irrigation project in Orissa, for which
1524.17 hectares of forest land will have to be transferred.