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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 challenge 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 challenge. Outstanding 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’ll solely focus on it as soon as funds are allotted within the state funds. The get together has additionally pointed to large 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, shall be 108 ft and it is going to 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 challenge to convey sensible Vedanta to life. “Let this world change into one household, that is the intention behind it. The state authorities will implement the options given by members of the belief and work shall be completed expeditiously to finalise your entire motion plan,” he mentioned.
Chief of Opposition Kamal Nath mentioned that it shouldn’t be taken significantly. “When the cash for the challenge is allotted within the funds, then we are going to focus on it,” he mentioned.
This expenditure on a statute comes at a time when the state’s debt is greater than the full funds allocation. The funds 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. 

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 repeatedly on one or the opposite pretext. Now, it has determined to take a mortgage of Rs 48,000 crore. The state authorities ought to subject a white paper on the standing of its funds.”
In the meantime, a standing rabi crop unfold over lots of of acres in 18 districts of the state was broken after the state witnessed a hailstorm adopted by heavy rains on Friday night. A farmer fell on the ft of former MLA Mahendra Singh Yadav after unseasonal rains 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 shall be irregularities in compensation.”
Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel mentioned officers from the income and agriculture division have been surveying the affected villages. He mentioned 25 per cent of the compensation cash shall be paid instantly to farmers.


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