TTD approves ₹2,938 crore budget for 2021-22

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TTD Board chairman YV Subba Reddy told reporters that of the total expected revenue, the cash offerings to be made by devotees were likely to be around 1,131 crore during the fiscal

The Board of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams(TTD) that governs the shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala Hills, near here, on Saturday approved a 2,938-crore budget for 2021-22.

The budget proposals foresee a total revenue of about 2,938 crore, a top functionary of the TTD said.

After a board meeting on the hills, TTD Board chairman YV Subba Reddy told reporters that of the total expected revenue, the cash offerings to be made by devotees were likely to be around 1,131 crore during the fiscal.

The revenue from the interest on deposits in nationalised and private banks was estimated to be about 533 crore, he said. The laddu prasadam sale was expected fetch about 375 crore. The sale of tickets for various forms of worship tickets, including daily and weekly rituals in the temple, special entry tickets of VIPs and the online tickets priced at 300 could get 280 crore, said Reddy.

The revenue from the TTD accommodations and marriage halls allotted to devotees was estimated to be around 93 crore, he said. The earnings from the auction on human hair to be offered by devotees as a fulfilment of their vows were likely to be 131 crore. About 1,308 crore was expected to be paid on human resources rendering services in TTD.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.

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