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Nutrition Park near Statue of Unity will be role model for nation: Smriti Irani

The Union Minister also planted saplings in the nutrition park in Kevadia in Gujarat Gandhingar: Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani was all praises for the nutrition park developed near the Statue of Unity in Kevadia. Along with other ministers and dignitaries, Irani planted saplings at the nutrition park. On the occasion,...

From Valsad to Narmada, warm welcome for Milind Soman & team on way to Statue of Unity

Actor-cum-fitness enthusiast Milind Soman and his team will cover 450 km in 8 days from Mumbai to Statue on Unity where he is likely to reach on August 22 Rajpipla: Preparations are on in full swing to welcome actor and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman as he runs through different districts and villages in Gujarat with...

194 crocodiles shifted from lake near Statue of Unity—here’s why

The Gujarat government has shifted 194 crocodiles from the Panchmuli lake near the Statue of Unity to two rescue centres in Gandhinagar and Godhra. While 143 crocodiles were shifted in 2019-2020, 51 more crocodiles were shifted to the rescue centres in 2020-21. There are still many crocodiles in the water body, which is also known...

SSNNL begins levelling ground near Statue of Unity amid protest

Work on construction of parking lot opposition Kevadia railway station started with police protection. Vishal Mistry, Rajpipla: Amid strong protests by the local residents, the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL) has commenced work on construction of parking area in front of the Kevadia railway station. The work of levelling the ground for the purpose...

Show proof Kevadia villagers have taken money for land: BJP leader writes to govt

Kevadia villagers had approached Narmada district panchayat member Dinesh Tadvi with concerns over fencing of land around Statue of Unity Vishal Mistry, Rajpipla: Clashes between villagers in Kevadia and the Statue of Unity Area Development and Tourism Governance Authority (SOUADTGA) have increased following the latter’s decision of fencing the land in the area. Recently,...
Kevadia in Gujarat to be developed as e-vehicle city: PM Modi

Kevadia in Gujarat to be developed as e-vehicle city: PM Modi

Green boost for area around Statue of Unity on World Environment Day  Vishal Mistry, Rajpipla: Soon, Kevadia in Narmada district will be known for more than just the Statue of Unity—it is all set to be developed as an electric vehicle city, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his World Environment Day address on Saturday....

PM Modi praises Patan farmer, woman tour guide in Mann Ki Baat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised a farmer from Gujarat’s Patan, Kamraj Chaudhary, for his innovative farming techniques. He was addressing the nation through his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’. PM Modi said that Chaudhary of Patan’s Lukhasan village is an example of people who are expanding the scope of science by taking...

CEC Sunil Arora visits Statue of Unity

India’s chief election commissioner Sunil Arora, along with his wife, on Wednesday visited the Statue of Unity in Gujarat—the world’s tallest statue. He was accompanied by Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited’s MD Rajeev Gupta, Vadodara collector Shalini Agarwal and other senior government officials. Arora, after his visit to the statue and the allied tourist hotspots,...

Statue of Unity: PM Modi flags 8 trains to boost tourism

In a bid to boost tourism and increase connectivity to the Statue of Unity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off eight trains that will connect Gujarat’s Kevadia to various parts of the country. Notably, these new trains will be operated from Ahmedabad, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Rewa, Chennai, Dadar and Pratapnagar. The virtual event was...

Statue of Unity too gets caught in boycott Chinese product campaign

Vishal Mistry, Rajpipla: The India-China standoff and the resultant death of 20 jawans in the clash has resulted in Indians joining the boycott Chinese products bandwagon. This boycott call has gained momentum in social media with even Chinese software not being spared. But now a campaign has also begun that states ‘Boycott Made in China...

Seaplane operations at Sabarmati, Statue of Unity likely to begin from Oct

The seaplane operations on the Sabarmati and Statue of Unity are likely to begin by October 2020. Media reports said that Union Minister for Shipping Mansukh Mandviya has directed the Sagarmala Development Company Limited (SDCL) and Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) to jointly start seaplane operations. This is part of the 16 seaplane routes...

Will tourists get a grand welcome at the Statue of Unity if locals oppose the same?

Vishal Mistry: Since the Statue of Unity (SOU), the tallest statue in the world, project began in Narmada districts Kevadia, the tribals in the area have opposed the project on the grounds that it robs them of their land and gets them pittance in return. As the state government gears up to make the place...