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Madhya Pradesh To Set up Shankaracharya Statue Costing Rs 2,000 Crore Amid Large Debt

The statue and the Shankar Museum can be arrange on an space of seven.5 hectares.


The Madhya Pradesh authorities has mentioned {that a} Rs 2,000 crore challenge to arrange a 108-feet tall statue of spiritual chief and thinker Adi Shankara, or Shankaracharya, and a world museum within the state will join it to the remainder of the world. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan final week addressed a gathering of the Board of Trustees of Acharya Shankar Sanskritik Ekta Nyas to debate the challenge. Distinguished saints and belief members together with Swami Avedhashanand Giri Ji Maharaj attended the assembly.

The opposition Congress has raised doubts on the challenge and mentioned it would solely talk about it as soon as funds are allotted within the state price range. The celebration has additionally pointed to huge money owed that the state has incurred.

The Chief Minister mentioned that the challenge to arrange a 108-feet multi-metal statue of Adi Shankara Museum and Worldwide Vedanta Sansthan at Omkareshwar will join the state with the world. 

The peak of the statue, known as the Statue of Oneness, can be 108 ft and it is going to be put in on a 54 ft excessive platform. The statue and the Shankar Museum can be arrange on an space of seven.5 hectares on the Mandhata mountain. A gurukulam can be developed on the opposite facet of the Narmada river in a 5-hectare space and Acharya Shankar Worldwide Advaita Vedanta Sansthan can be developed in a 10-hectare space.

Mr Chouhan mentioned that the set up of the statue of Shankaracharya at Omkareshwar is a challenge to convey sensible Vedanta to life. “Let this world grow to be one household, that is the intention behind it. The state authorities will implement the recommendations given by members of the belief and work can be performed expeditiously to finalise the whole motion plan,” he mentioned.

Chief of Opposition Kamal Nath mentioned that it shouldn’t be taken critically. “When the cash for the challenge is allotted within the price range, then we are going to talk about it,” he mentioned.

This expenditure on a statute comes at a time when the state’s debt is greater than the whole price range allocation. The price range of the state is Rs 2.41 lakh crore however the complete debt is Rs 2.56 lakh crore. Per capita debt within the state is round Rs 34,000.

The Congress has demanded a white paper on debt. Former minister and senior Congress chief Jitu Patwari mentioned, “The state already has a debt of Rs 2.56 lakh crore to repay however the Shivraj authorities is taking loans usually on one or the opposite pretext. Now, it has determined to take a mortgage of Rs 48,000 crore. The state authorities ought to challenge a white paper on the standing of its funds.”

The announcement additionally comes as a standing rabi or winter crop unfold over a whole lot of acres in 18 districts of the state was broken after the state witnessed a hailstorm adopted by heavy rain on Friday night. A farmer was seen in a video falling on the ft of former MLA Mahendra Singh Yadav after the unseasonal rain hit his crops in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district. In Ashok Nagar, ruling BJP MLA Jajpal Singh promised farmers that he, “Will give up and protest if there can be irregularities in compensation.”

Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel mentioned officers from the income and agriculture division had been surveying the affected villages. He mentioned 25 per cent of the compensation cash can be paid instantly to farmers.



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