July 4, 2019
Bangla Govt spent Rs 350 crore for renovation of temples in 8 years
In the eight years that the Trinamool Congress Government is in power – from May 2011 till now – a total of Rs 350 crore has been spent or is in the process of being spent, on the renovation of Hindu temples and the temples’ surrounding areas. Of this amount, only Rs 6 crore has been provided by the Centre.
This information was conveyed by the government to the members of the State Assembly during the current session. The data has been accessed from the Information and Culture Department, which is headed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee herself.
This fact throws out of the window for good the argument by the BJP that the Bangla Government has done little for Hindus. It proves that the Trinamool Congress Government led by Mamata Banerjee works for the betterment of people of all religions.
The Rs 350 crore has been spent or allocated on 157 schemes, according to the report presented in the Assembly, and the State Government paid fully from its coffers for 150 of those schemes.
Among the 150 projects of the State Government are those for the renovation and beautification of Kalighat Temple (ongoing) and Dakshineswar Temple in Kolkata, Tarakeswar Temple in Hooghly district, Kapil Muni Temple on Sagar Island (Ganga Sagar), Tarapith Temple and Kankalitala Temple in Birbhum district and Devi Chaudhurani’s Temple in Jalpaiguri district.
Source: Bartaman Patrika