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

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

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


The Madhya Pradesh govt has stated {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 global museum within the state will attach it to the remainder of the arena. Leader Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan remaining week addressed a gathering of the Board of Trustees of Acharya Shankar Sanskritik Ekta Nyas to speak about the challenge. Distinguished saints and believe contributors together with Swami Avedhashanand Giri Ji Maharaj attended the assembly.

The opposition Congress has raised doubts at the challenge and stated it’s going to best speak about it as soon as budget are allotted within the state price range. The birthday celebration has additionally pointed to giant money owed that the state has incurred.

The Leader Minister stated that the challenge to arrange a 108-feet multi-metal statue of Adi Shankara Museum and Global Vedanta Sansthan at Omkareshwar will attach the state with the arena. 

The peak of the statue, known as the Statue of Oneness, can be 108 ft and it’s going to be put in on a 54 ft prime platform. The statue and the Shankar Museum can be arrange on a space of seven.5 hectares at the Mandhata mountain. A gurukulam can be evolved at the different facet of the Narmada river in a 5-hectare space and Acharya Shankar Global Advaita Vedanta Sansthan can be evolved in a 10-hectare space.

Mr Chouhan stated that the set up of the statue of Shankaracharya at Omkareshwar is a challenge to convey sensible Vedanta to lifestyles. “Let this international change into one circle of relatives, that is the purpose at the back of it. The state govt will enforce the ideas given via contributors of the believe and paintings can be performed expeditiously to finalise all the motion plan,” he stated.

Chief of Opposition Kamal Nath stated that it will have to no longer be taken severely. “When the cash for the challenge is allocated within the price range, then we will be able to speak about it,” he stated.

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 general debt is Rs 2.56 lakh crore. In line with 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 pay off however the Shivraj govt is taking loans often on one or the opposite pretext. Now, it has made up our minds to take a mortgage of Rs 48,000 crore. The state govt will have to factor a white paper at the standing of its funds.”

The announcement additionally comes as a status rabi or wintry weather crop unfold over loads of acres in 18 districts of the state used to be broken after the state witnessed a hailstorm adopted via heavy rain on Friday night. A farmer used to be noticed in a video falling on the ft of former MLA Mahendra Singh Yadav after the unseasonal rain hit his plants in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district. In Ashok Nagar, ruling BJP MLA Jajpal Singh promised farmers that he, “Will surrender and protest if there can be irregularities in repayment.”

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

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