‘Jawahar Lai Nehru proudly proclaimed the dams as the temple of modem India’. Analyse this statement.
‘Jawahar Lai Nehru proudly proclaimed the dams as the temple of modem India’. Analyse this statement
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU proclaimed that multipurpose projects (dams) are The Temples of Modern India’ because they were thought of as the vehicle that would lead the nation to development and progress. He believed, that these projects with their integrated water resources management approach would integrate development of agriculture and the village economy with rapid industrialization and growth of the urban economy. Dams or multipurpose river valley projects have the following advantages:
- They bring water to those areas which suffer from water scarcity and also provide water for irrigation.
- These projects generate electricity for industries and our homes.
- They help in controlling floods by regulating the water flow.
- These projects can be used for recreation, inland navigation, and fish breeding.