The Statue of Unity is a colossal statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding fathers of India. It is located on the banks of the Narmada River in Kevadiya, Gujarat, India. The statue is the tallest in the world, standing at 182 meters tall. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31, 2018, the 143rd anniversary of Patel’s birth.
Statue of Unity Cost in Indian Rupees
The total cost of constructing the Statue of Unity was INR 3,000 crores (approximately USD 400-450 million). The project was funded by the Government of India and the Government of Gujarat.
Breakdown of costs
The following is a breakdown of the costs associated with the construction of the Statue of Unity:
- Civil construction: INR 1,500 crores
- Steel structure: INR 300 crores
- Bronze cladding: INR 400 crores
- Pedestal and museum: INR 200 crores
- Other expenses: INR 600 crores
The Statue of Unity was funded by the Government of India and the Government of Gujarat. The Government of India contributed INR 2,000 crores, while the Government of Gujarat contributed INR 1,000 crores.
The Statue of Unity is a magnificent tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding fathers of India. It is also a testament to the engineering and construction capabilities of India.