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Fact Check: No, the annual turnover of Statue of Unity is not thrice of that of Taj Mahal

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The viral post contains false figures about average visitors and turnover of The Taj Mahal to mislead people. The average turnover of the Taj Mahal in the last three years Rs 61.4 Crore, much more than the revenue mentioned in the viral post.

A post claiming that Statue of Unity's annual turnover is three times that of the Taj Mahal is doing rounds on social media. 

The Statue of Unity is World's tallest statue and dedicated to India's first Home Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The 182 meters tall statue was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31, 2018, amid criticism from various quarters over the exorbitant amount of money spent to build the monument.

As the gigantic monument turned one, a number of unverified and false claims surfaced on social media. The viral post claims that the turnover of Statue of Unity is thrice than that of the World's seventh wonder, Taj Mahal. 

A Facebook page named Facebook named Global Hindus’ shared the post which stated some figures to claim that the Statue of Unity attracted more tourists and earned thrice the Taj Mahal’s average annual turnover in 2019.

The truth behind this claim

One important fact here is that the ticket structure and prices of both the monuments are different, which makes a comparison between the turnover futile. Here you can find more information about The Taj Mahal and Statue of Unity

According to the post, on an average 7.5 lakh visitors visit the Taj Mahal making the turnover Rs 22.3 Crore, whereas, in its first year, 26 lakh people visited Statue of Unity, making the turnover Rs 71.6 Crore. 

To substantiate this claim, we started our investigation. We found a document by the Ministry of Culture, where details of all the monuments in India were mentioned. 

According to the data, in the year 2018-19 more than 68 lakh people visited the Taj Mahal, in 2017-2018 the monument was visited by 64 lakh people and in 2016-17 by 60 lakh people, which resulted in the annual turnover of Rs 77 Crore, Rs 56 Crore, and Rs 50 Crore respectively.

Hence, making the average turnover of the Taj Mahal in the last three years is Rs 61.4 Crore, much more than double the revenue mentioned in the viral post. 

On the other hand, the claim about the revenue generated by The Statue of Unity is true. According to a report by Times of India published on October 23, 2019, the monument generated Rs 71.66 Crore with more than 26 lakh visitors.

We also found a report by Boom, according to which the monument generated Rs 52.6 Crore in 9 months with 19 lakh visitors. 

Therefore, we can conclude that the viral post contains false figures about average visitors and turnover of The Taj Mahal to mislead people. 

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