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What does the term "temple of modern India" mean? Can a dam be called that?

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Asked by Jane Joseph K, 05 Jun '07 10:51 am
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Statement by Pt.Jawahar lal Nehru..for the Bhakra Nangal Dam.
Intended purposes of a dam include providing water for irrigation or town or city water supply, improving navigation, creating a reservoir of water to supply industrial uses, generating hydroelectric power, creating recreation areas or habitat for fish and wildlife, flood control and containing effluent from industrial sites such as mines or factories. Few dams serve all of these purposes but some multi-purpose dams serve more than one.
But sometimes the failure of dams have catastrophic results..they also have bad effect on ecology ..because of the temperature difference they create..survival rate of many organisms depend on the temperature...many cities and plants,animals can be desrtroyed by the high risen water of the dam.Cities can be drowned..
http://www.irn.org/programs/india/bhakra.php
http://www .newint.org/issue336/temple.htm
http://www.nagarjunasagar.com/
Answered by Pooja, 06 Jun '07 08:39 am

 
  
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Temple is where we worship because either our wishes get fulfilled or can get fulfilled to make us happy. Similarly our factories, research laboratories, irrigation dams and power stations are termed as as the temples of modern India as they help us in attaining economic growth and prosperity, national development and nation building in the age of modernization. They are worth worshipping. Dams, especially multipurpose river valley projects, can be called just that as they serve many purposes thereby, enabling India to achieve a high degree of self sufficiency and their role in integrating development in agriculture and village economy with rapid industrialization and growth of the urban economy.
Answered by Surinderbhushan Aggarwal, 29 Jul '10 01:18 pm

 
  
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Jane jee

Most of the world's great civilizations grew up around rivers, and few forces have so clearly shaped the destiny of human populations. When full and flowing, rivers have brought prosperity to the cities and nations they feed....

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said that Bhakra Nangal project was a temple of modern India...That was his statement in 1955....

Yes... Bhakra Nangal Dam is also know as "temple of modern India"...

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Answered by raj kisna, 06 Jun '07 11:39 am

 
  
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U can call Mukesh Ambani 's $1billion mansion as temple of modern India !!
But dams are never going to loose its charm !!
Answered by jacob, 05 Jun '07 07:04 pm

 
  
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It sector u can call
Answered by Dinesh C S, 05 Jun '07 12:01 pm

 
  
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Who creates such terms ?
Answered by Siva Balan, 05 Jun '07 10:52 am

 
  
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