Hyderabad: After Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple in Yadadri, the government is now focusing on the development of Sri Seeta Ramachandra Swamy temple in Bhadrachalam and Sri Jogulamba temple in Alampur, Endowments Minister A Indrakaran Reddy told the Assembly here on Tuesday.
Replying to a query posed by Kothagudem legislator Jalagam Venkat Rao, the Minister said plans for the development of Bhadrachalam temple were already being made. On Jogulamba temple, he said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was taking up the matter with the Centre as archaeology clearances were required. The government had already allocated Rs100 crore for Bhadrachalam temple. “If need be more funds would be allocated,” he said.
In the past, Tourism Department’s theme park, which was halted midway, now falls under Andhra Pradesh limits. The government is scouting for alternate lands for establishing a theme park, he said.
The Minister agreed to consider the suggestion of Rao that 15 acres of temple land was readily available at Parnashala. On the temple lands, the Minister said over 1,000 acres fall under Krishna, Guntur and few other districts of Andhra Pradesh. “We are examining the plans for auctioning these lands,” said Reddy.
Regarding the land sanctioned to Sringeri Mutt, the Minister said the matter will be taken up with Mutt authorities. “If the Mutt expresses inability in maintaining the lands, the government will take back such lands,” clarified Reddy.
When TDP MLA Revanth Reddy raised the issue of theft of precious ornaments from the temple in the past and the government’s inability in taking action against those involved, the Minister replied all the ornaments were recovered by Archakas. Orders were issued to the temple management to initiate strict action, in the case of any irregularity, the Minister added.