Touted as the tallest in the world at a stature of 182 feet-the Statue of Unity is dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and cost Rs 2,989 crore in total.
But what is the benefit of spending all this money, when ones who constructed it weren’t paid on time.
The Statue of Unity was constructed after many disputes from the most regions in the territory of Narmada and the supposed utilization of assets from the Public Sector Undertakings is back in the spotlight over the non-installment of laborers utilized in its support.
More than 100 workers at the site have allegedly not been paid for as far back as 3 months.
To draw the attention of the unresponsive state government, the workers are currently turning to a strike this week.
The representatives, who work for an organization named Updater Services Ltd (UDS), including security monitors, plant specialists, sweepers, liftmen, ticket checkers, are absolutely dependent on their every day wages.
Soon after the news turned out, Arun Mehta from the Center of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) in Gujarat, stated, “The laborers are utilized under a private company, which was to be given allows by the state government. The pending wages incorporate about Rs. 8,000-10,000 every month and a few with salaried amounting to Rs. 14,000 and maybe more. These laborers have not been paid for the past roughly four months. Right now, they are depending on exhibits and they even framed a human chain to draw the consideration of the administration. They can’t fall back on any forceful dissents, given the reality they are authoritative laborers.”
On one hand, the state government has been attempting to extend soaring benefits for the statue and on the other; it has not been give least wages to the representatives looking after it.
Alphons Kannanthanam, Union tourism minister in a parliamentary had guaranteed that the “income created from tourists to Statue of Unity from November 2018 to January 2019 is Rs.19.47 crore,” and “the quantity of voyagers who visited the Statue of Unity at Kevadia in three months from November 2018 to January 2019 was 7,81,349 as against a yearly normal of 8,22,009 sightseers visiting Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia over the most recent five years.”
KJ Alphons made it clear that the Statue of Unity tourism plans are not going well.
Earlier, the locals had demonstrated dark inflatable’s and had challenged Narendra Modi at the inaugural ceremony of the statue.