The approval was made at the Managing Committee meeting chaired by Gajapati Divyasingha Deb and attended by Puri district collector JP Das, superintendent of police Umashankar Das, members of the temple managing committee and senior servitors.
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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