BJP govt gave Rs 616 cr to mutts, temples

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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