On Friday, the Parliament has informed that the Central government of India has offered Rs. 300 crore for the construction work of the world’s tallest statue, the “State of Unity” in Gujarat’s Narmada district at Kevadiya.
This information was provided by the Minister of State for Finance P Radhakrishnan in response to a query asked by a senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge.
In a written reply, Mr. Radhakrishnan said that “a total amount of Rs. 300 crore has been released by the Central Government for construction of the State of Unity.”
He further said that the Finance Ministry did not direct any Public Sector Undertaking (PSU)/ Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) to offer funds towards the construction of the world’s tallest statue.
Besides, the minister also said that there were no details available with the Finance Ministry of any information about foreign investments for the State of Unity construction.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled the world’s tallest statue to the nation on October 31, 2018. The total cost incurred in the construction of the State of Unity is estimated at Rs. 3000 crores.