Jagran Bureau, New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that such people are Urban Naxals, while advising them to avoid unnecessarily obstructing development works under the guise of environment. He said that he has seen how the construction of modern infrastructure in the country is entangled in the name of environment clearance. The Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada River in Gujarat is an example of how it was blocked for years by Urban Naxals and anti-development. There was a lot of propaganda against it. Called it anti-environmental. How much money of the country was wasted by this. Although his lies were caught but he is not ready to accept it because he gets political support from some people.
PM Modi addressed the conference of environment ministers of the states
PM Modi said these things through video conferencing in a two-day conference of environment ministers of the states held in Ekta Nagar, Gujarat. He said that anti-development and Urban Naxals are not silent even today. Their games are still on, but there is a need to be careful with such people. We should proceed with a holistic approach without compromising on the environment.
This gang affects even the World Bank and the judiciary
During this, the PM exposed the entire gang of Urban Naxals and told that many global institutes and many foundations are also active in this game of stopping the development of the country, which create a storm by catching such subjects. After this, Urban Naxals make them an issue and stop the work. Their conspiracy is so deep that it affects even the World Bank and the judiciary. He told that due to this propaganda, the foundation stone of Sardar Sarovar Dam, which was laid by the country’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru immediately after independence, was completed during his tenure.
Do not put obstacles in the way of Ease of Living in the name of environment
PM Modi told that during his Chief Minister’s tenure in Gujarat, a campaign of check dam was started. But the Forest Ministry banned it. Later we gave that work to the Forest Ministry itself. And said that you yourself should build a check dam, save water and give strength to the forest. With great difficulty that job was done.
Suggested to the state governments to expedite the grant of environment clearance
PM also raised the issue of environment clearance on this occasion and said that at present more than six thousand environmental clearance cases are pending in the states. Similarly, applications of about six and a half thousand projects for forest clearance are also pending. But is this delay right in today’s technological age. He said that eight years ago, it used to take more than 600 days for approval at the center, but now with the help of technology, we are clearing it in just 75 days. On this occasion, PM also highlighted issues like circular economy, ethanol blending, forest fires and PM Gati Shakti.
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Edited By: Arun Kumar Singh