In order to commission the building of the Statue of Unity, a special purpose vehicle called SardarVallabhbhai Patel RashtriyaEkta Trust (SVPRET) was created by the Government of Gujarat as an entity to manage the resources and execution processes of the project. Chaired by the honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat, SVPRET is registered as a Trust and a Society under the Bombay Trust Act and Bombay Societies Act, and is the main body responsible for planning and development of the
project. It’s envisaged objectives are focused towards the development and promotion of sites centered on historical leaders with associated development of activities in the field of education, livelihood generation, environment protection, renewable and clean energy, health and hygiene especially for tribal populace among others. Eco-tourism, fisheries development, study and research in related fields like humanities, tribal development are also a part of the objectives of the Trust.
SVPRET is governed by a Governing Council chaired by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of the State of Gujarat. Members of the Board include the Chief Secretary of the state government, and other senior government officials from various departments that include Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited, Road and Buildings among others.
SVPRET was involved in creating the statue and continues to work for the social development in the region in the fields of education, healthcare, infrastructure and welfare of the socially and economically weaker sections of society. The project encompasses, besides the building and maintenance of the statue, the visitor centre, a memorial garden, a hotel, a convention centre, an amusement park, and new institutions for research and education