Udupi Dec 14: Minister for Home and Muzrai V.S. Acharya said on Sunday that the Government had allotted Rs. 35 crore for the renovation of temples, which had weak structures, in the State.
He was speaking at a function to distribute financial assistance to persons suffering from ill-health, social service, educational and other organisations by the Sri Janardhana and Mahakali Temples, here.
Dr. Acharya said that the Government had increased the annual honorarium given to the priests from Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 12,000. Temples should take up social service activities, he said.
Chancellor of Manipal University Ramdas M. Pai, former municipal councillor Shantha V. Acharya and others were present. (Mangalorean)