Govt will protect temple land, says Indrakaran Reddy
Deccan Chronicle.| DC Correspondent
Minister for forest and endowment A. Indrakaran Reddy. (DC)
HYDERABAD: Minister for forest and endowment A. Indrakaran Reddy has said that the state government is taking necessary steps to protect the lands of the temples. Speaking during the Anjaneya Swamy temple celebrations in Brahmanapalli village in Nizamabad district on Wednesday, he said that stringent action will be initiated if anyone tries to encroach upon the temple lands, which are meant for the maintenance of the temples. "If any temple land needs to be developed, only the courts can grant permission", Indrakaran Reddy stated.
He said that the state government is giving utmost importance for the protection of temple lands. There are 92 posts of executive officers lying vacant across the state and it will be filled up soon by the Telangana State Public Service Commission, he explained.
He said that around 5,000 priests are getting monthly honorarium of Rs 5,000 under Dhoopa Deepa Naivedyam programme and it will be extended to others soon.
As part of Telangana state formation celebrations, Chief Minister K.Chandrashekar Rao will announce the scheme, he said. The minister appreciated Brahmanapally villagers for the development of Anjaneya Swamy temple with their own contributions.