Shivaji Memorial snippets

Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said in the assembly that a tentative nod was granted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to enable a detailed study of the site.
Some time ago, the state identified a 17-hectare rocky islet a kilometre away into the sea from Raj Bhavan for the project and now wants to study it in detail.
Chavan was replying to a debate on the progress made by the state during his tenure.
The state some time ago decided to invite suggestions from the public about the Shivaji memorial, which would include a statue taller than the Statue of Liberty.
The MoEF asked the state to include elements of Maratha architecture and culture in the design.
An international design competition is also planned. The state will launch a website and seek opinion on the facets of the Maratha emperor’s life to be highlighted.
The project will need 17 different permissions. “The National Environmental Engineering and Research Institute, the Maharashtra Maritime Board and the National Institute of Oceanography will conduct an environment impact study, following which the proposal will be moved to various departments such as the union environment ministry for various approvals,” a source said.

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