Puri: 60,000 acres Shree Jagannath land to be digitized soon

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Puri: The records of over 60,000 acre of land in the name of Lord Jagannath will soon be digitised, an official said.

There is 60,426 acre of land in Odisha and 395.252 acre of land in six other states in the name of Mahaprabhu Jagannath Bije, Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) VV Yadav said after a meeting of its managing committee, chaired by Gajapati Maharaja Dibya Singha Deb of Puri.

Outside Odisha, the largest land parcel is in West Bengal — 322.930 acre, while 28.21 acre of land is in Maharastra, 25.11 acre in Madhya Pradesh, 17.02 acre in Andhra Pradesh, 1.7 acre in Chhattisgarh and 0.27 acre in Bihar, official sources said.

Yadav said the state-run Odisha Space Application Center (ORSAC) will be given the task for the digitisation of the land records.

The process will be initiated after receiving the state government’s approval, he said.

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