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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 shall be arrange on an space of seven.5 hectares.


The Madhya Pradesh authorities has mentioned {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 global 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 mentioned it should solely talk about it as soon as funds are allotted within the state price range. The get together has additionally pointed to huge money owed that the state has incurred.

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

Mr Chouhan mentioned that the set up of the statue of Shankaracharya at Omkareshwar is a mission to deliver sensible Vedanta to life. “Let this world grow 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 shall be achieved expeditiously to finalise all the motion plan,” he mentioned.

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

This expenditure on a statute comes at a time when the state’s debt is greater than the overall price range allocation. The price range of the state is Rs 2.41 lakh crore however the whole 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 commonly on one or the opposite pretext. Now, it has determined to take a mortgage of Rs 48,000 crore. The state authorities ought to problem a white paper on the standing of its funds.”

The announcement additionally comes as a standing rabi or winter crop unfold over tons of 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 stop and protest if there shall 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 shall be paid instantly to farmers.


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