Telangana

Report seeks Rs. 750 cr. for developing Yadagirigutta temple

Lakshminarasimha Swami temple in Yadagirigutta. -Photo:Singam Venkataramana   | Photo Credit: Singam Venkataramana

Five days after Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s visit to Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple at Yadagirigutta in Nalgonda district, the administration has prepared a detail report on the temple development which was forwarded to the Chief Minister's office.

According to the report, the gold coating of temple of Vimana Gopuram needs Rs. 50 crore, in addition to that the administration sought Rs. 700 crore for the overhaul development of the temple.

More importantly, the team officials prepared the report giving utmost priority for sanitation on the hill shrine as the Chief Minister was very particular on that aspect. The officials sought Rs. 200 crore for sanitation and solid waste management project to keep the temple premises clean and hygienic. Round the clock sanitation staff would be deputed on the hill shrine.

A team officials comprising district Collector T. Chiranjeevulu, Temple Executive Officer M.M.D. Krishnaveni in consultation with temple priests and others have prepared the report and named the report as Yadagirigutta Divya Kshethram Development Plan.

They sought release of Rs. 250 crore for acquiring 1,500 acres land down the hill shrine in which Nrushima Abhayaranyam will also be developed investing Rs. 100 crore, which also houses Deer Park in 400 acres.

They have also proposed investment of another Rs. 100 crore for raising the height of Gopuram and widening the area of Artha Mandapam and Maha Mandapam. About Rs. 50 crore funds were also sought for raising Gali Gopuram and expanding existing Kalyana mandapam to develop the temple on the lines of Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams.

They further urged the Chief Minister to release the proposed funds as early as possible to ground the works. The total cost of the proposed development plan is Rs. 750 crore

Meanwhile, they have also informed the State government that the temple executive officer had deposited Rs. 8.55 crore in the bank account of the Revenue Divisional Officer, Bhongir, to acquire about 385 acres land in the past. They said that the 385 acres land would also included in the temple development plan which would take the total available land to 1,885 acres.

Swachh Bharat campaign today

Meanwhile, officials led by Collector T. Chiranjeevulu will take part in Swachha Bharat programme at Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple on Wednesday.

The district administration has initiated the programme as the Chief Minister expressed his disappointment over the poor sanitation on the temple premises during his visit to the temple town on October 17. He instructed the officials to clean the hill shrine. The Chief Minister also said that he would inspect Yadagirigutta again in 15 days.

The team officials would leave for Yadagirigutta in a bus from Nalgonda on Wednesday early in the morning to participate in the programme.

Meanwhile, a large number of NSS volunteers and others would also participate from the surrounding areas of Yadagirigutta and Bhongir.


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