Centre provided Rs 300 cr towards Statue of Unity in Gujarat

New Delhi, Jan 4: The Central Government has provided Rs 300 crore  for the construction of world’s tallest statue, the ‘Statue of Unity’ at Kevadiya in Narmada District of Gujarat, the Parliament was informed Friday.

         This information was given by Minister of State for Finance P Radhakrishnan in reply to a question asked by senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge.

         “A total amount of Rs 300 crore has been released by the Central Government for construction of the Statue of Unity,” the Minister said in the written reply.

         He further said, the Ministry of Finance did not direct any public sector undertaking (PSU)/Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) to provide funds towards the construction of the statue.

        Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Rs 3000 crore statue to the nation on October 31 last year.

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