Puri: The Managing committee of Puri Jagannath Temple has approved a budget of Rs 290 crore on Saturday for the financial year 2017-18.
The general body meeting discussed over income and expenditure of the temple which was presided over by Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Dev.
According to the budget, Rs 23 crore has been allocated for temple’s daily rituals, Rs 25 crore for the management and Rs 1.5 crore for administrative work.
Besides, a sum of Rs 40 crore has been allocated for constructing pilgrim shelters and Rs 17 crore for the servitor’s welfare.
In this financial year, emphasis will be given on opening model schools for the kids of servitors and constructing pilgrim shelter houses within four months with having at least 240 rooms, said temple’s chief administrator S C Mohapatra.