Even as the issue of finalising tenders for Indirasagar (Polavaram) project is under process, a Division Bench of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday declared that the case pertaining to the environmental clearance granted to the project will be heard on Thursday.

The bench comprising Chief Justice P.C. Ghose and Justice Vilas V. Afzalpurkar was dealing with three writ petitions filed in this regard wherein voluntary organisations, State governments of Odisha and Chhattisgarh are parties.

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) gave environmental clearance to the project in 2005.