On his birthday, PM Modi to inaugurate world's second biggest dam

On his birthday, PM Modi to inaugurate world's second biggest dam

On his birthday, PM Modi to inaugurate world's second biggest dam

The foundation stone for the grand project was laid on April 5, 1961, by India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Nearly 56 years after the foundation stone for the dam was laid by the then PM Jawaharlal Nehru, it will be inaugurated on September 17.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday tomorrow, as a gift, so that it (completion of dam) can be cashed in during the Assembly elections".

The Prime Minister will end years of waiting when he dedicates the dam to the nation on 17th September.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday inaugurate the newly constructed second biggest dam, Sardar Sarovar Dam, almost six decades after its foundation stone was laid, during his visit to Gujarat on his birthday.

An official release said that the increase in the dam height will facilitate a usable storage of 4.73 Million Acre Feet (MAF) and will greatly benefit the participating states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Medha Patkar-led Narmada Bachao Andolan took the government to the Supreme Court over environmental and rehabilitation issues and obtained a stay in 1996.

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Earlier, on Wednesday evening the affected people from Dhar and Barwani districts had staged a "Chetavani Rally" outside the office of the Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA) in Bhopal.

"The Congress committed the sin of obstructing the project at every step". Modi arrived in the city on Saturday night and moved to Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar, where he will be meeting Gujarat BJP leaders over dinner to discuss the upcoming polls in December.

From the dam site, the Prime Minister will travel to Sadhu Bet, where the Statue of Unity, an iconic statue and associated memorial complex for Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, is now under construction.

Thereafter, the PM will attend the closing ceremony of "Narmada Mahotsav", and address a gathering at Dabhoi. He will also lay the foundation stone for National Tribal Freedom Fighters' Museum during the event. He will address a Sahakar Sammelan at Amreli.

The ruling BJP has tried to encash on the mood towards the Narmada project in the state by holding a Narmada Rath Yatra across 8000 villages.

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