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Sri Jagannath Temple's annual budget Rs 102 crore

Press Trust of India  |  Puri 

The Friday approved Sri Temple's annual budget for the year 2019-20 at Rs 102 crore, officials said.

The approval was made at the Managing Committee meeting chaired by Gajapati Divyasingha Deb and attended by JP Das, of police Umashankar Das, members of the and senior servitors.

of the Shree Temple Administration (SJTA), P K Mahapatra, said the expenditure for the temple is pegged at Rs 78 crore out of the total fund generation of Rs 102 crore.

While the budget allocation for this years Rath Yatra is Rs 6 crore, they approved a proposal to enhance the Gajapatis annual honorarium from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 12 lakh.

Stating that the annual donation received by the temple was Rs 4 crore, Mahapatra said efforts will be made to increase the volume of donation.

"The temple's annual expenditure towards servitors and employees is Rs Rs 32 crore and Rs 28 crore respectively," he said adding that plans are being made to increase the temples corpus fund from Rs 650 crore to Rs 700 crore.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 22:15 IST