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BJP govt gave Rs 616 cr to mutts, temples

Bangalore, July 15, 2013, dhns:

The BJP government doled out Rs 616 crore grants to various mutts and temples during the last three years, the Legislative Assembly was informed on Monday.

In a written reply to Vasanth Bangera (Cong), Muzarai Minister Prakash Hukkeri stated that while Rs 199 crore was granted to mutts and temples in 2010-11, the amount increased to Rs 167 crore in 2011-12 and was the highest in 2011-12 at Rs 250 crore.

In all, the largess was provided to 12,462 temples and 562 mutts, in addition to the funds released under the various programmes of the Muzrai department.

District-wise,† Shimoga district got the largest share in 2010-11 and 2011-12 that is Rs 31.91 crore and Rs 19.33 crore respectively. In 2012-13 the largest share went to temples and mutt in Udupi district.


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