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Under Rs 2.5 Lakh Crore Debt, Madhya Pradesh Plans Rs 2,000 Crore Statue

Under Rs 2.5 Lakh Crore Debt, Madhya Pradesh Plans Rs 2,000 Crore Statue

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


The Madhya Pradesh authorities has stated {that a} Rs 2,000 crore mission to arrange a 108-feet tall statue of non secular 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 mission. Distinguished saints and belief members together with Swami Avedhashanand Giri Ji Maharaj attended the assembly.

The opposition Congress has raised doubts on the mission and stated it’ll solely talk about it as soon as funds are allotted within the state funds. The celebration has additionally pointed to huge money owed that the state has incurred.

The Chief Minister stated that the mission 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, will probably be 108 toes and will probably be put in on a 54 toes excessive platform. The statue and the Shankar Museum will probably be arrange on an space of seven.5 hectares on the Mandhata mountain. A gurukulam will probably be developed on the opposite facet of the Narmada river in a 5-hectare space and Acharya Shankar Worldwide Advaita Vedanta Sansthan will probably be developed in a 10-hectare space.

Mr Chouhan stated that the set up of the statue of Shankaracharya at Omkareshwar is a mission to deliver sensible Vedanta to life. “Let this world turn out to be one household, that is the purpose behind it. The state authorities will implement the recommendations given by members of the belief and work will probably be completed expeditiously to finalise all the motion plan,” he stated.

Chief of Opposition Kamal Nath stated that it shouldn’t be taken significantly. “When the cash for the mission is allotted within the funds, then we’ll talk about it,” he stated.

This expenditure on a statute comes at a time when the state’s debt is greater than the entire funds allocation. The funds 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 stated, “The state already has a debt of Rs 2.56 lakh crore to repay however the Shivraj authorities is taking loans frequently 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 bunch 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 toes 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 will probably be irregularities in compensation.”

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


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