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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed a public rally in Dabhoi after he inaugurated India's highest and world second largest dam in Kevadiya, Guajarat.

"The Prime Minister has decided that we will double the income of farmers by 2022 and this vision will be fulfilled by this project", Nitin Gadkari said, at the inauguration ceremony of the Sardar Sarovar Dam Project.

Mr Modi said, Sardar Sarovar Dam faced so many obstacles, but they were determined that the project will go on.

The dam is expected to provide water to 9,000 villages and the power generated from the dam would be shared among three states - Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

The project was an "engineering miracle" and a "symbol of India's new and emerging power", he said. "When there was shortage of funds, even the temples of Gujarat came to the fore and blessed us with donations", the Prime Minister said, while addressing the gathering in Dabhoi.

"When the World Bank had refused to help build Sardar Sarovar dam, the saints and seers of Gujarat donated money to make it possible, he added".

In 1979, the Narmada Water Disputes Tribunal, formed to resolve inter-state disputes surrounding the use of Narmada waters, granted approval for the construction of 3,000 small, 135 medium and 30 major dams including two mega dams: the Narmada Sagar and the Sardar Sarovar.

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"Today, after the inauguration of the Narmada dam, the soul of Sardar Patel must be jubilant, blessing us all".

Mr Modi said through this project the Narmada water will not only benefit the farmers Gujarat but also those from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajashan.

The prime minister said that the western part of India lacks adequate water supply and in the eastern part there is a shortage of electricity, gas supply, adding that his government is working to overcome these shortages and take Indian to new heights.

The Gujarat government promised in the court to give a robust rehabilitation package to those affected, but the National Basketball Association did not accept it.

The "Jal Satyagraha" protest led by Narmada Bachao Aandolan founder Medha Patkar, demanding rehabilitation of the 40,000 families affected by the Sardar Sarovar Dam, entered the third day on Sunday. Despite the BJP ruling the state for the past 22 years, network of canals of about 43,000 km are yet to be constructed, the Congress alleged.

After inaugurating the dam, he will also visit Sadhu Bet to take stock of the work on the "Statue of Unity" project.

The dam's original height was 121.92 metres.

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