Amravati: Andhra Pradesh government has announced a plan to build 3,000 temples across the state to protect and propagate the Hindu faith. The scheme, announced on the instructions of Chief Minister VES Jagan Mohan Reddy, aims to ensure that every district in the state has a temple.
Deputy Chief Minister Kottu Satyanarayana said that the construction of places of worship in the state has been undertaken in a big way and the construction of temples has already started in some areas to preserve and propagate the Hindu faith on a large scale.
Ten lakh rupees each have been sanctioned for the construction of each temple in the name of Sri Vani Trust of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam. Initially, the plan was to build 1,330 temples in the state, but an additional 1,465 have been added to the list.
Also, 200 more temples will be constructed as per the demand of some MLAs. The construction of the temples will be done with the help of other voluntary organizations.
According to Satyanarayana, the construction of 978 temples is going on at a fast pace under the endowment department’s leadership. An assistant engineer has been assigned to oversee the construction of every 25 temples. The scheme aims to protect and promote the state’s Hindu faith.