Annual Budget of Puri Srimandir for 2019-20 approved

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NF Bureau:  The Sri Jagannath Temple managing committee has approved the annual budget of Puri Srimandir for the financial year 2019-20.

The annual budget was approved during a high-level meeting chaired by Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb today.

Of the total budget, committee expects to earn revenues of Rs 102 crore while Rs 78 crore has been earmarked for the expenditure of the 12th-century shrine, Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Pradipta Mohapatra informed.

While, Rs 38 crore has been allocated for devotees’ expenditure, Rs 6 crore has been allocated for the Rath Jatra this year. The annual remuneration of the Puri King also been increased to Rs 12 lakh annually from Rs 6 lakh.

Likewise, Rs 15 crore is expected to be earned from sale of endowment land this year however Rs 4 crore is expected from the donations, Mohapatra said.

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