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Modi inagurates Sardar Sarovar dam

AHMEDABAD, SEPTEMBER 17TH 

Over the last six decades, the   Sardar Sarovar  Dam on Narmada  faced many problems but India overcame them with her "blood and sweat" Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today. The inauguration of the world's second largest dam coincides with the PM's 67th birthday.

"The World Bank said it would not fund the project," the Prime Minister said in his address at a public meeting in Dabhoi, an hour's drive from Ahmedabad, after the dam's inauguration. The World Bank, he said, alleged the dam would ruin the environment. " . The 1.2-km-long dam, which is 163 metres deep, will irrigate over 18 lakh hectares in the state, according to officials; the water from Narmada will flow into over 9,000 villages through a canal network  according to reports.

Sep 17, 2017
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