Bhubaneswar: The total earnings of Shree Jagannath Temple from its land holdings both inside and outside the State in the financial year 2021-22 was Rs 61,73,86,862.
This was informed by Law Minister Jagannath Saraka in the Odisha Assembly in a written reply to a question by BJP MLA Mohan Charan Majhi.
The Minister said that while the earnings from land holdings inside the State during fiscal 2021-22 was 61,73,75,497, it was Rs 11,365 from land holdings outside the State.
Responding to a supplementary, the Minister said that as on date a total of 60,426.943 acres of land has been identified in the name of Shree Jagannath Mahaprabhu Bije spread over 24 districts of the State as per the settlement records.
Out of the aforementioned land 343.656 acres have been sold and 765.5055 acres of land have been acquired for various projects and the proceeds so obtained have been deposited in the Shree Mandir fund, the Minister added.