Endowment and Forest Minister A Indrakaran Reddy today informed the Council that the government is spending huge funds for construction of new temples and renovation of old ones. The Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has offered huge funds for Yadadri temple and Rs 50 crore being spent to develop Basara temple, he informed. A plan is on the cards to develop Sitharam temple in Bhadradri, he said.
In question hour in the Council, the Minister was replying to queries by members – Puranam Sathish, Balasani Lakshmi Narayana, Yegge Mallesham and Prabhakar Rao on temples’ development in Adilabad and Gangapupram and others. The Chief Minister has offered funds for regular puja rituals in 3645 temples across the state. On par with the staff the pujaris are getting salaries by common good fund. Besides Rs 50 crore for Basara temple we plan to spend Rs 8.40 cr on guest houses, sheds and compound walls at the temples at various locations.
We will spend Rs 50 lakhs for Gangapuram temple and Rs 30 lakhs for Gudem Satyanarayana temple development he said.