The Odisha government on Thursday announced a special package of Rs 42 crore for development of Sarala Temple in Jagatsinghpur, one of the eight most prominent shakti shrines in the State.
According to a press release from the office of the Chief Minister, the State government has included the project work under the Integrated Development of Heritage and Monuments and Tourists Destination scheme.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while reviewing the project plan today directed the authorities to complete the development work within one year.
Under the development plan, all temples inside the Sarala shrine complex, the water pond and all the four gates of the temple will be built under a heritage corridor project.
This apart, the kitchen room, Anand Bazaar, Chandan Pokhari, Mundan Mandap, Dolabedi and walkway will be developed under the plan.
Not only this, the government has also laid ambitious plans to develop Bhoga mandap, Deepa mandap, shoe stand, police control room and temple administration office, waiting hall and toilets for the betterment of devotees, servitors and smooth management of the shrine.