Finance Minister K.M. Mani told the Assembly on Thursday that the State government was willing to make additional allocations for the security of the riches at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram.

Replying to the general discussion on the revised Budget for the current year, the Minister said an allocation of Rs.1 crore had already been made in the Budget for security arrangements at the temple. Earmarking the amount, Mr. Mani had said in his Budget speech that it was the duty and responsibility of the State to provide comprehensive security for the temple treasure.