Urban Naxalites stopped Narmada scheme in Gujarat, I completed Nehru’s work: PM Modi
– Mentioned that in the name of environmental clearance, construction of modern infrastructure in the country is being hindered
New Delhi Date. 23 September 2022, Friday
A conference of environment ministers of various states was held today at Ekta Nagar in Narmada district of Gujarat. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also joined it through video conferencing. During his address, the Prime Minister made a strong attack on urban Naxalism, referring to the Narmada scheme.
The Prime Minister alleged that urban Naxals and politically-backed anti-development elements had stalled the construction of the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada River in Gujarat for several years. He closed the Narmada scheme in the name of environment.
Addressing the environment ministers, Prime Minister Modi said that he has completed the works started by the first Prime Minister of the country, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
in the name of environmental clearance
The Prime Minister told how efforts were made to stop the development works in the country by raising the hindrance of the environment. He said, “Without modern infrastructure, efforts to develop the country, improve the standard of living of the countrymen cannot be successful. But we have seen how in the name of environmental clearance, obstacles are being created in the creation of modern infrastructure in the country.
Example given of unity city
The Prime Minister cited the example of the place where he had gathered in front of the environment ministers and said, ‘The example of Ekta Nagar where you are sitting is eye-opening. How urban naxals, opponents of development stopped the work of Sardar Sarovar Dam You must have seen a huge reservoir here. Its foundation stone was laid soon after independence. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel played a major role in it and Pandit Nehru laid its foundation stone. But all the urban Naxalites came in the field and the people of the world also came. Falsely propagated, campaign was launched that the work is anti-environmental. After my arrival the work started by Nehru ji was completed. How much money of the country was wasted.