Puri: The management committee of Srimandira, the famous Lord Jagannath temple in Odisha, approved Rs. 190 crore for the year 2021-22 in a meeting today. The budget includes Rs 15 crores from mining, Rs 37 crore from the interest of the Savings, Rs 6 crore from the Hundi and Odisha Government financial assistance of Rs 42 cr.
As per reports, Rs 12.72 cr was spent during Rath Yatra, Rs 15 cr for palia awards and Rs 21 cr spent on different developmental activities.
In the coming year, about Rs 70 cr income is expected from the mines. On the other hand, OMC will be contacted for the khondalite stones.
Also, decision has been taken for the silver coating of the Lord Surya temple and for the dress code of the servitors. Regarding settlement of the land disputes in Puri town, meeting has been held with the Chief Secretary. Srimandira chief administrator said that this issue will be solved at the earliest.
As per the chief administrator of Srimandira, revenue collection will be about Rs 106 cr while the expenditure has been estimated at Rs 85 cr. While the revenue surplus has been estimated at Rs 21 crore, Rs 12.72 crore has been kept for Rath Yatra and Snana Yatra.
It has been estimated that out of the revenue income, about Rs 36 crore is expected from the interest of the deposits. About Rs 15 cr has been estimated as income from the mining. Similarly, Rs 60 cr has been expected from land and acquisition. While there is currently Rs 675 cr is in the corpus fund it has been estimated to enhance to Rs 750 cr.