“There has been a astonishing decline in the sanctuary’s pay however its consumption has expanded because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Chief Administrator Krishan Kumar said.
On Tuesday, The Shri Jagannath Temple Managing Committee affirmed the twelfth-century hallowed place’s 2020-21 yearly spending plan of ₹ 154 crores, authorities said.
The financial plan was endorsed during a gathering led by Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb.
“There has been a essential decrease in the sanctuary’s pay yet its use has expanded because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Chief Administrator Krishan Kumar said.
Aside from everyday use in the sanctuary, the SJTA additionally needs to spend on setting up COVID care homes and on other related exercises, he said.
“We have chosen to encourage enthusiasts to give online to the sanctuary asset to meet the hole,” Mr Kumar said.
The members likewise examined Lord Jagannath’s ”Nagarjuna Besha”, ceremonies during the holy Kartika month and government assistance programs for servitors, he said.
On the proposition of returning the sanctuary for people in general, Mr Kumar stated, “A conversation will be taken again with the Chhatisa Nijog (gathering of servitors). It will take around a month for arrangements to return the hallowed place.”
The SJTA likewise needs to get the express government’s consent for returning the sanctuary, he said.
Law Minister Pratap Jena said the public authority knows about the interest for returning the sanctuary however the choice will be taken keeping in see the COVID-19 circumstance.
Sources, nonetheless, said the state government is probably not going to give a green sign for resuming sanctuaries as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has forewarned individuals of a potential second rush of COVID-19 cases during winter.
He had said the individuals of Odisha need to hold fast to the COVID-19 rules in the wake of getting back from places like Delhi, Kerala and European nations.