The multinational IT consultant Accenture on 25 August 2014 obtained the contract to build an IT platform for crowdfunding Statue of Unity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream project. The motive behind this move of Gujarat state government is to raise funds for the project through internet.
The state government agency Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL) granted a tender of 3 crore rupees to Accenture for executing the project. Accenture submitted the bid of 2.5 crore rupees for the tender and paid the security deposit of 10 percent of its bid to the SSNNL.
Statue Of Unity
Statue of Unity, an iconic 182 meters statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, is to be built at Sadhu-Bet Island in the Narmada district of Gujarat. It is a tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Iron Man of India.
The estimated cost of the project is 2063 crore rupees. The Gujarat state government had already given a tender of 2063 crore rupees to The total project cost is estimated to be Rs. 2063 crore engineering giant Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) for construction and maintenance of statue. The project would be completed in four years.
Gujarat Chief minister Anandiben Patel demanded the status of National Monument for this statue.
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When: 25 August 2014
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