Puri Jagannath Temple owns 60,426 acres of land in Odisha
Lord Jagannath temple at Puri is one of the Char Dhams of India. The law minister Pratap Jena informed in a written reply to a separate question in the Assembly that the Puri Jagannath temple owns 60426 acres of land in different parts of Odisha.
He also mentioned that there is land of Lord Jagannath spread over 24 to 30 districts of Odisha. He also said that out of 60,426.94 acres of land identified in Odisha, the temple administration could prepare final RoR or the Record of Rights of 34,206.73 acres.
The Government has already filed 386 encroachment cases in different tehsils of Odisha to free it from illegal use of people and institutions.
According to the Minister, the administration of Jagannath temple Puri has sold 341.30 acres of land and recovered about Rs.10.64 crores. The amount from the land sale has been deposited in the temple corpus fund and added that steps are being taken to dispose of more such lands after their recovery.
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