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Farmers helped build it, tribals to benefit from Statue of Unity: PM Modi

In his speech during inauguration of the 182 metres high statue of Patel, Modi said that the resulting tourism will 'change the lives of the locals'

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This is a project that we had thought about during the time when I was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. To build the #StatueOfUnity, lakhs of farmers from all over India came together, gave their tools, portions of soil and thus, a mass movement starte

Vinay Umarji Kevadia (Gujarat)
Inaugurating world's tallest 'Statue of Unity', dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended an olive branch to local tribals by stating that the resulting tourism from the statue will benefit the latter.
In his speech during inauguration of the 182 metres high statue of Patel, Modi said that the resulting tourism will "change the lives of the locals" there by boosting trade and employment with tourists also being exposed to the local tribal culture.
"I credit the farmers for helping build this statue by donating their farm equipment. Tribals will get direct employment. These forests and tribal culture will

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First Published: Oct 31 2018 | 8:41 PM IST

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