Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the present day mentioned that “urban Naxals and anti-development elements” having political backing had stalled the development of Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada river in Gujarat for a few years by working a marketing campaign claiming that it might hurt the surroundings.
He was addressing the Environment Ministers of various states after just about inaugurating the National Conference of Environment Ministers at Ekta Nagar in Narmada district of Gujarat through video convention.
“Urban Naxals and anti-development elements having political backing had stalled the construction of the Sardar Sarovar Dam by running a campaign that the project will harm the environment. Huge amount of money was wasted because of this delay. Now, when the dam is complete, you can very well judge how dubious their claims were,” PM Modi mentioned.
“Urban Naxal” time period is usually used within the political spectrum to explain sympathisers of the Naxalism/Maoist trigger in addition to sure social activists.
“These urban Naxals are still active. I urge you to make sure that projects aimed at bringing ease of doing business or ease of life do not get unnecessarily stalled in the name of the environment. We must have a balanced approach to counter the conspiracy of such people,” the Prime Minister added.
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