The upcoming inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi showcases India’s rich cultural diversity through the use of various materials.
Carpets are from Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, bamboo flooring from Tripura, and stone carvings from Rajasthan contribute to its unique aesthetic.
Teakwood, sourced from Nagpur, Maharashtra, was utilized in the construction, while red and white sandstone was procured from Sarmathura, Rajasthan.
Notably, Sarmathura is known for supplying sandstone for iconic structures like Humayun’s Tomb and Red Fort in the national capital.
The white marble has been obtained from Ambaji, Rajasthan, Kesharia green stone from Udaipur and the red granite from Lakha near Ajmer.
An official said that the construction of the Parliament building symbolises the unity of the entire nation, reflecting the true spirit of “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” (One India, Great India).
The steel structures used for the false ceilings in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha chambers were procured from the Union territory of Daman and Diu, while the furniture within the new building was crafted in Mumbai.
The Ashok Chakra, prominently displayed on the walls of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha chambers, as well as the exterior of the parliament building, were sourced from Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
The components used to create the Ashoka Emblem were obtained from Aurangabad, Maharashtra and Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Skilled sculptors from Udaipur and Abu Road were responsible for the stone carving work, while stone aggregates were procured from Kotputali, Rajasthan.
The fly ash bricks, which were incorporated into the construction, were obtained from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
Besides, the new parliament building utilized manufactured sand or M-sand, an eco-friendly material, which is manufactured by crushing granite or large hard stones from Charkhi Dadri in Haryana.
The brass works and pre-cast trenches used in the building were sourced from Ahmedabad in Gujarat.