If the reports doing rounds in media are to be believed, Polavaram National Project hit a roadblock. Already the project construction is plagued by severe delays due to funds availability. Center which promised to reimburse the amount spent by the state government is not living up to that. And now all of sudden, it is emerging that the Prime Minister's office had instructed to stop the central funds to the project. PMO gave oral instructions not to release the funds with out the prior permission.
BJP government at the center is under severe pressure from Odisha government to stop the project which will submerge several villages in the state. Center needs the help of BJD MPs to move crucial bills in Rajya Sabha. And so to please the Odisha ruling party, the center is believed to have stopped funds to the project.