BJP govt gave Rs 616 cr to mutts, temples
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.