“When I lay the foundation stone here of this Nagarjuna Sagar, to me it is a sacred ceremony. This is the foundation of the temple of humanity in India, a symbol of new temples that we are building all over India.” In the light of the given statement, explain Nehru’s ‘temple of Modern India’ and the steps taken to build ‘temple of Modern India’? Also comment on the change in Nehru’s thinking about big dams as a ‘Temple of India’ later.

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