Accord signed for Ambedkar memorial

Updated - November 16, 2021 05:10 pm IST

Published - April 06, 2015 12:32 am IST - MUMBAI:

Clearing all hurdles in the construction of a memorial for Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar at the Indu mill land in Central Mumbai, a tripartite agreement was signed in New Delhi on Sunday between the Union government, the National Textile Corporation (NTC) and the Maharashtra government.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the stone-laying ceremony.

The project was put on hold as the Central government had not presented the Bill in Parliament to hand over the mill land from the NTC to the State government. According to officials, the agreement was signed after Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis held discussions with the legal fraternity and it was clarified that the land could be transferred with approval from the Central government, without bringing the Bill.

The agreement was signed as per section 11 of ‘The Textile Undertakings Nationalisation Act 1995’ with prior permission of the Centre, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mr. Fadnavis. The State government will pay the price of the land to the NTC. A three-member committee will decide on the price and other technical details.

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