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A statue and its cost

Print edition : December 13, 2013

Chief Minister Narendra Modi looks out at a balloon marking the spot where the Statue of Unity of in memory of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is to be built near the Narmada dam site at Kevadia village. Photo: AFP

Site of the Garudeshwar weir. The statue is planned to be erected on the riverbed on the weir pond. Photo: VIVEK BENDRE

The proposed 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Sadhu Bet island near the Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarat brings to the fore many environmental and livelihood issues.
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