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Entire Narmada dam illuminated on PM Modi's birthday

The Narmada Control Authority (NCA) had in 2014 granted the permission to raise the height of the mega dam to 138.68 metres from 121.92 metres. The dam aims to provide drinking water to 131 urban centres and 9,633 villages (53 per cent of total 18,144 villages in Gujarat) and irrigation facilities for 18.54 hectares of land, covering 3,112 villages in 15 districts.The government had said the "Namami Devi Narmade Mahotsava" event will be held across the state while the main event is scheduled at Kevadiya.Courtsey-ABP NEWS