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‘Urban Naxals’ stalled Sardar Sarovar Dam work for years claiming it was bad for the environment: PM Modi

Narendra Modi was addressing environment ministers of various states after virtually inaugurating the National Conference of Environment Ministers

Narendra Modi was addressing environment ministers of various states after virtually inaugurating the National Conference of Environment Ministers

On September 23, 2022, Prime Minister Narendra 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 was environmentally friendly. will harm. ,

He was addressing environment ministers of various states after inaugurating the National Conference of Environment Ministers at Ekta Nagar in Gujarat’s Narmada district through video conference.

“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 Modi said, you can very well imagine how dubious his claims were.

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.

“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.

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