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Spent More than 2.5 billion rupees on advertisement of unveiling of Statue of Unity by RTI

 According to information received under RTI application, the government spent a total of Rs 2,62,48,463 in electronic media and Rs 1,68,415 in print media.


Mumbai:
One of the ambitious projects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was set up about three months ago to the Statue of Unity. About 3000 crores of rupees were spent in making this.
 
Now, the Right to Information (RTI) has come to the fore that the government has spent more than Rs 2.64 crore on the campaign for the inauguration of this statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
 
According to the news of NDTV, Mumbai’s Right to Information (RTI) activist Jatin Desai sought information on the amount spent on advertisements in various media under the RTI. For this, he wrote a letter to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
 
In response to the Department’s Bureau of Outreach and Communication Department on 9th January, the government said that the government spent a total of Rs 2,62,48,463 in electronic media and 1,68,415 advertisements in print media.
 
Desai said, ‘This amount was not included in the total expenditure on the inauguration by the government. Along with this, the Outdoor Advertising Information Bureau is not available. The expenditure on such a large amount of advertising and grand celebrations can not be justified when the people around the statue are tribal and poor.
 
Let us know that Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the statue on Sardar Patel’s 143rd birth anniversary on October 31, 2018, which is now the tallest statue in the world. Situated 100 kilometres south of Vadodara in Gujarat, near Kevadia, there is a 182-meter high statue of Sardar Patel situated on the river Narmada.

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