Speaking on this occasion He said, “Sardar Sahab did not get the credit he deserved after independence, for whatever reasons. The ‘Statue of Unity’ will be a tribute to Sardar Patel and will draw tourists from all over. Sardar Sarovar dam faced several hurdles. But, we were determined that the project will continue. Let us leave no stone unturned in creating a ‘New India’ by 2022 when we mark 75 years of India’s freedom.
Sardar Sarovar Dam will bring drinking water to 4 crore people, Government is committed to doubling the farmers’ income by 2022, “said Modi
Modi also inspected the progress of work on the 182-meter Statue of Unity in memory of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel being constructed at Sadhu Bet near the dam site.