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Yogi government to build 151 metre high Lord Ram statue in Ayodhya

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the world’s tallest Sardar Patel’s ‘Statue of Unity’ at 183 metre, the height of the proposed Lord Ram statue in Ayodhya has also been increased to 151 metre However, the Yogi Adityanath government has decided to erect a much taller structure measuring 151 metres, which would propel it among the tallest statues in the league of ‘Statue of Unity’ and ‘Spring Temple Buddha’ statue in China, which measures 153 metres. The state solicited funds from private and public sector companies under corporate social responsibility (CSR) corpus for tourism projects, including the proposed statue. In all, the UP government is eyeing CSR funding of Rs 27 billion for 85 tourism projects in 10 major towns, including Varanasi and Gorakhpur.

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