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Is this How Ravi Prakash guzzled up Sanjeevani funds?

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Now that Ravi Prakash is shorn of all his ‘magical’ powers and is enmeshed in legal wrangles and cases, the skeletons are tumbling out one by one. How Ravi Prakash guzzled up ill-gotten funds is now becoming public knowledge.
Questions are now being raised about a hospital that he had setup in collaboration with some NRIs. There are allegations that the funds collected for the project were diverted to his personal accounts. Sources said that Ravi Prakash, in association with NRI named Anand Kuchibhotla, have set up Raviprakash Sanjeevani Hospital in Kuchipudi.

This hospital had promised low-cost treatment to debilitating diseases and NRI assistance in the treatment process. Ravi Prakash reportedly collected huge amounts as donations using the TV9 Little Hearts platform. But, sources in the know accuse Ravi Prakash of siphoning off these funds into his personal accounts.

Both Ravi Prakash and Kuchibhotla went from door to door in Kuchipudi village requesting for financial support to the hospital. Sources say that the amount collected had remained shrouded in secrecy. They had allegedly promised those donating more than Rs 1 lakh that they would be treated for free by expert doctors from the US. But, recently, when one such donor recently got admitted to the hospital for heart complaint, he reportedly found to his horror that there were no specialist doctor available.

The donor reportedly passed away due non-availability of doctors. They have reportedly approached the police with complaint and furnished details of the bank transactions.

They also reported that they were promised tax benefits under 18 C of the IT Act, but have now found that the hospital is not exempted under the said act. Also, the promises of naming rooms and various departments after those who donated big amounts has not been carried out.
Locally, the donors, philanthropists and the general public are said to be talking about how they were duped and how both Ravi Prakash and Kuchobhotla have not been visiting the facility. There are fears and apprehensions among these donors that their donations have been diverted. Post Ravi Prakash’s arrest, Kuchibhotla organied a press conference in a hurried manner and showed the names of the donors on the screen. But, he did not give the list of the donors to the media persons.

This has only served to heighten the fears among the donors, say sources. They feel it’s high time that either Ravi Prakash or Kuchibhotla or both should come clean and clarify.

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New headache for Ravi Prakash with Sanjeevani hospital

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Now that Ravi Prakash is shorn of all his ‘magical’ powers and is enmeshed in legal wrangles and cases, the skeletons are tumbling out one by one. How Ravi Prakash guzzled up ill-gotten funds is now becoming public knowledge.
Questions are now being raised about a hospital that he had setup in collaboration with some NRIs. There are allegations that the funds collected for the project were diverted to his personal accounts. Sources said that Ravi Prakash, in association with NRI named Anand Kuchibhotla, have set up Raviprakash Sanjeevani Hospital in Kuchipudi.

This hospital had promised low-cost treatment to debilitating diseases and NRI assistance in the treatment process. Ravi Prakash reportedly collected huge amounts as donations using the TV9 Little Hearts platform. But, sources in the know accuse Ravi Prakash of siphoning off these funds into his personal accounts.

Both Ravi Prakash and Kuchibhotla went from door to door in Kuchipudi village requesting for financial support to the hospital. Sources say that the amount collected had remained shrouded in secrecy. They had allegedly promised those donating more than Rs 1 lakh that they would be treated for free by expert doctors from the US. But, recently, when one such donor recently got admitted to the hospital for heart complaint, he reportedly found to his horror that there were no specialist doctor available.

The donor reportedly passed away due non-availability of doctors. They have reportedly approached the police with complaint and furnished details of the bank transactions.

They also reported that they were promised tax benefits under 18 C of the IT Act, but have now found that the hospital is not exempted under the said act. Also, the promises of naming rooms and various departments after those who donated big amounts has not been carried out.
Locally, the donors, philanthropists and the general public are said to be talking about how they were duped and how both Ravi Prakash and Kuchobhotla have not been visiting the facility. There are fears and apprehensions among these donors that their donations have been diverted. Post Ravi Prakash’s arrest, Kuchibhotla organied a press conference in a hurried manner and showed the names of the donors on the screen. But, he did not give the list of the donors to the media persons.

This has only served to heighten the fears among the donors, say sources. They feel it’s high time that either Ravi Prakash or Kuchibhotla or both should come clean and clarify.

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MEIL is gearing up to complete Polavaram in two years

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With all the juridical and administrative hurdles cleared, the Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) is gearing up to complete the Polavaram Project on a fast track mode. The company is planning and pooling all its resources to complete this prestigious national project within a two-year timeframe. MEIL has experience in completing the many complex projects in the country in the specified timeframe. Now, with extensive engineering expertise, it has begun the project works with jet speed. In the backdrop of a rich experience of completing the most complex Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP), now it has taken up another prestigious national project – Polavaram. By completing within the stipulated time, the company has committed to fulfilling the Andhra Pradesh state’s dreams and benefits. The high court issued a green signal and lifted the stay on the construction of the Polavaram Project on 31st October.

Since all decks were cleared, the state government entrusted the Polavaram Project works to Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Limited(MEIL). The state government entered an agreement and set a two years deadline to complete the project. The Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy is particular about the completion of the project on war footing basis like Kaleshwaram project in Telangana. As the project works went on a snail pace in the past, he cancelled all the contracts and fresh tenders. He is ambitious about completing the project in two years. The project is intended to stabilising the ayacut and water supply for two crops in a year. The Bhoomi pooja performed by Mr Satish. DGM, MEIL at Spillway block No.18. The state water resources department executive engineer Mr Yesubabu also present at the pooja. The executive engineers Mr. Shekhar Babu, Mr Mallikarjun, Mr Sudhakarbabu, Mr Pandurangaiah and Deputy engineers Mr Rameshwara Naidu, Mr Balakrishna, Mr Laxman, Mr Yashodhara Rao, Mr Srinivas, Mr Shiva Shankar also took part in the pooja. Soon after the agreement Bhoomi pooja, the company will begin its works on 2nd November. On this auspicious occasion of Bhoomi pooja, the irrigation department officials and MEIL engineers and representatives participated.

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jaganmohan Reddy cancelled the contracts and gone to reverse tendering for Polavaram headworks and hydropower station. In this process, MEIL came forward to take up the works with a 12.6 per cent less amount, i.e., Rs. 4358 crores. With this, the state government saved Rs 628 crores to the exchequer.  The state government invited the bid for Rs 4987 crores. MEIL is the sole bidder for the project in the reverse tendering process. MEIL is pooling all its capabilities to complete this multi-purpose project before the deadline.

The Polavaram Project is proposed to supply the irrigation water for 7.2 lakh acres, 960 megawatts hydropower generation and lifting 80TMC of water to the Prakasam Barrage on Krishna river. It also aimed to supply the 23.44 TMC of drinking water to Visakhapatnam. The project will solve the drinking water problem in 540 villages adjacent to the Polavaram Project.

MEIL already began the survey, mobilisation of resources, especially engineering staff and machines. As the flood is almost receded, it is easier to begin the works. The company wants to begin the main reservoir works and the hydropower station works simultaneously. Although there were some main reservoir works initiated, the hydropower station works did not take off. The hydropower station works are at the beginning stage only. In 2005, then chief minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy awarded the headworks, right and left canal works awarded as package wise. He was able to get all the required clearances for the project.

 

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Why retender is a historical necessity for Polavaram?

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Telugu Desam Party has been highly focussed on Goebbels propaganda against Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan and his associates from long time.

Even before he came into politics, many political cases have been filed on him using all the financial and administrative institutions by Nara Chandra Babu Naidu’s close associates in Centre and State. Finally, people saw the truth behind all those lies and the yellow media has been still trying to paint the same picture.

Latest target for their venomous attack is Polavaram project. Jagan Government has exposed the unfair practices that TDP Government has undertaken before 2019, in constructing Polavaram.

The tenders have been given to close associates of party and important people in the party, according to Nominations process. This delayed the project further and made it a cost burden.

Well, the project never had any issues in terms of budget as Chandrababu promoted saying that Centre Government has been trying to delay things.
Now, through reverse tender process, AP Government has asked for new tenders. The objective is to find the best effective way to reduce the cost but keep the quality intact.

A total of Rs. 2346. 85 crores have been fraudulently transferred to contractors from Government in the name of Project Head Works and Hydraulic Electric Power Plant Substation works. High profile committee specially applied by the Jagan Government to study the project works has given report accordingly.

Another Judicial Committee is working on the legal procedures that the previous Government has followed in calling the tenders and one more High Quality Committee with Engineers is looking at the quality of the works completed, till date.

All of them, are given November as the final date of submission for their reports, as it is flood period for the River. During this time, no one can really continue any works regarding the Dam.

August to November, every year it is observed as flood period and subsequently works are withheld this year, too. The AP Government through reverse tender process, is looking to move forward fast and find the contractors who give more importance to quality and also complete the project in time in lesser costs.

Already, Government like never before has been highly transparent regarding all the details.

Still, Chandrababu and TDP are trying to say that the Jagan Government is regressing all the works and trying to delay the project.

When Government is able to show such transparency in everything they do, why would they even try to hide any details? Why would Jagan de-rail progress of Polavaram, when Telangana Government is aggressively building Kaleswaram Lift Irrigation and Sita Rama lift Irrigation projects despite discrepancies?

A people elected leader will always work for people and their upliftment. Jagan is a live example of such a leader and NCBN, his yellow media and party workers can’t really digest that!

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