Chandrayaan-2 mission cost 6 times lesser than Statue of Unity and Shivaji Maharaj statue


    Radhika Dhawad | Sep 8, 2019 15:49

    Over 6600 crore put in for Statue of Unity, Shivaji Maharaj statue, India could have instead conducted 6 Chandrayaan-2 missions in the same amount.
    Shivaji Maharaj Statue, which would be built in the Arabian Sea

    Six Chandrayaan-2 missions or two statues over 6600 crore? With more than 6600 crore put in for Statue of Unity and Shivaji Maharaj statue, India could have instead conducted six Chandrayaan missions and one Mangalyaan mission in the same amount.

    With Statue of Unity worth Rs 2989 crores (approx.) in Gujarat, dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and the upcoming statue dedicated to Shivaji Maharaj in the Arabian Sea costing Rs 3643.78 crores (approx.), India could have conducted six Chandrayaan-2 missions using the same budget amounting to almost Rs 6600 crores.

    Over 6600 crore put in for Statue of Unity, Shivaji Maharaj statue, India could have instead conducted 6 Chandrayaan-2 missions in the same amount.
    Statue of Unity’ built in Gujarat (Photo source: Wikipedia)

    Out of the total budget of Rs 978 for mission Chandrayaan-2, Rs 608 crore were spent on spacecraft systems and rest Rs 375 crore were spent on launcher GSLV MK-III.

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