About Statue of Unity


The Statue of Unity is a testimonial to the life of Sardar Patel, a role model of unity and statesmanship. The tallest statue of the world enjoys a splendidly scenic location facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam, 3.2 kilometres away. This colossal statue stands on the isle of Sadhu-Bet in River Narmada, at Kevadia, District Rajpipla in the Indian State of Gujarat, with the majestic Vindhyachal and Satpuda Mountain Ranges in the backdrop. The statue is fast becoming one of the country’s top tourist attractions.

Aimed to inspire generations, the Statue showcases Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s vision on unity, patriotism, inclusive growth and good governance.

This monument of India’s doyen of integrity and honesty is well designed to be a catalyst for development of the tribal population in the area around the Sardar Sarovar Dam. In conjunction with the Statue of Unity, several projects are being undertaken such as top-quality tourist facilities, excellent transport infrastructure with good connectivity, healthcare and education infrastructure and various tribal development initiatives.


Project Features

A tributary endeavour to the Iron Man of India, the Statue of Unity is an iconic 182-metre-tall statue situated on the isle of Sadhu-Bet. Located between the Mountain Ranges of Vindhyachal and Satpuda, this monument has many other attractive tourist spots in its proximity such as the Valley of Flowers, the Shoolpaneshwar Sanctuary and sacred temple, the Sardar Sarovar Dam and its water dykes, the scenic Zarvani Falls and majestic palaces of Rajpipla. The grand monument along with a picturesque backdrop makes it an ideal destination for eco-tourism.

The Government of Gujarat had assigned the task of constructing the Statue of Unity to the ‘Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust’ (SVPRET), chaired by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat. SVPRET has executed the project and undertaken all activities related to the construction of Statue of Unity through the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL).

A high-power Governing Body, headed by the Chief Minister of Gujarat and Executive Committee, headed by the Chief Secretary, Govt. of Gujarat respectively and comprising of other senior Secretaries, take care of various project related decisions.



The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust (SVPRET) has been created to manage the resources and execution process of the project. This Apex Body is responsible for planning and development of the project. Its envisaged objectives are focused towards the development and promotion of the area around the Statue of Unity in the field of education, livelihood generation, environment protection, renewable and clean energy, health and hygiene especially for tribal populace among others.

SVPRET is managed by a Governing Body, headed by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of the State of Gujarat. Other members include the Chief Secretary of the State Government and other senior government officials from various departments which include Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited, Road and Buildings among others.



To nurture the future of communities by enabling all-inclusive socio-economic growth through monumental & iconic infrastructure development.


SVPRET is committed to inspire & enrich lives through holistic development of the region around the Statue of Unity. SVPRET aims to create global benchmarks in:

  • Tourism infrastructure & visitor facilities
  • Developing state-of-the-art education, healthcare and eco-tourism facilities
  • Cohesive growth of nearby rural communities by initiating health & environment awareness projects


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