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Urban Naxals had stalled the work of Sardar Sarovar Dam for years claiming it was bad for the environment: PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (September 23, 2022) inaugurated the National Conference of Environment Ministers via video conference at Ekta Nagar in Gujarat’s Narmada district. Speaking at the event, PM Modi alleged that “urban naxals and anti-development elements” with political backing had stalled the construction of the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river in Gujarat for several years, claiming that it would harm the environment. Will deliver

“Urban Naxals and anti-development elements with political support had stopped the construction of the Sardar Sarovar Dam by launching a campaign that the project would harm the environment. A huge amount of money was wasted due to this delay. Now, when the dam was completed Well, you can very well judge how dubious their claims were,” the Prime Minister said.

“These urban Naxals are still active. I urge you to ensure that projects aimed at ease of doing business or ease of life are not stalled unnecessarily in the name of environment. To counter the conspiracy, our One must have a balanced approach. Such people,” the Prime Minister said.

The term ‘Urban Naxal’ is frequently used by some sections of the political spectrum to describe those who are sympathetic to Naxalism as well as some social activists.

It may be noted that the two-day National Conference of Environment Ministers on 23 and 24 September aims to build synergy between the Central and State Governments on various issues, such as climate change, tackling plastic waste, wildlife and forest management, etc. . others, the PMO said.

Taking forward the spirit of cooperative federalism, the conference is being organized between the central and state governments through a multi-pronged approach to formulate better policies on issues such as eliminating plastic pollution, state action plans to effectively tackle climate change. With a focus on LiFE- Lifestyle for Environment,” the PMO said.

It will also focus on increasing the forest cover with special emphasis on restoration of degraded land and wildlife conservation.

The conference will have six thematic sessions on various topics, such as LIFE and combating climate change (updating state action plans on climate change for mitigation of emissions and adaptation to climate impacts).

The other themes would be PARIVESH (Single Window System for Integrated Green Clearance), forestry management, pollution prevention and control, wildlife management, plastic and waste management, the statement said.

(with agency input)

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