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190 Cr Budget For Srimandir

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple will have an Annual Budget of Rs 190 Crore for 2021-22 Financial Year.

Dr.Krishan Kumar Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) said there is a plan to generate revenue of Rs 106 Crore from earning and peg the budgetary expenditure at Rs 85 Crore.

The Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee chaired by Gajapati Maharaja Dibya Singh Deb  approved the actual receipt and expenditure for 2020-21 and also cleared the budget estimate for 2021-22 fiscal, Dr.Kumar said.

The SJTA Chief Administrator  said the Temple Administration has obtained cluster environmental clearance for stone quarries in Tapang and Khurda areas, which are owned by the Shree Jagannatha Temple.

Specific environmental clearance for stone quarries is expected before March 2022, SJTA Chief said.

The SJTA will soon sign an MoU with state-owned Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) for the production of Khondalite stones which are in high demand.

An income of around Rs 60 crore is expected to be generated from the execution of land deeds and acquisitions.

The Shree Jagannath Temple authorities also decided to reassess the land leased to Odisha Cashew Development Corporation.

The quality and quantity of materials used for rituals was also taken up for discussion, he said

The Shree Jagannath Temple is planning to launch some donation schemes during ‘Makar Sankranti’ (January 14), the online portal for which will be unveiled soon, the SJTA Chief Administrator Dr.Kumar informed.

The Temple Management panel has also approved the advance payment of over Rs 93 lakhs to a firm for silver cladding of the doors of the temple of Lord Suryanarayan in front of the Mahalaxmi shrine in the Srimandir complex.

With the generation surplus revenue, the Corpus Foundation Temple Fund will get additional Rs 70 crore this year and will reach Rs 750 crore from the existing Rs 675 crore, he pointed out.

Dr Kumar said that steps will be taken very soon to resolve the land issues emerging in the pilgrim town.

The SJTA Chief Administrator added in Makar Sankranti, the temple’s donation scheme will be launched and an online portal for the purpose will also be inaugurated.

The cultural programme by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, which was postponed in view of bad weather forecast, may be held during November last.   

An agreement will be signed between Apollo Hospitals and the Temple Administration to provide medical care to Sevayats and SJTA officials at discounted rates.