New Delhi: The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal to transfer 12 acres of National Textile Corporation Ltd (NTCL), Indu-6 Mill land to Maharashtra government for construction of a memorial of BR Ambedkar.

The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official release said.

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The Chaityabhoomi of Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar is situated in the vicinity of the land of Indu-6 Mill of the NTCL in Mumbai.

“The cabinet had already approved the transfer of 12 acres of Indu-6 Mill land, vested in NTCL to Maharashtra government for construction of a befitting Memorial for Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on payment of compensation as required,” the release said.