Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams to build temple in J&K
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday approved a proposal to allot nearly 25 hectares of land on lease basis for a period of 40 years to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) to build a temple and its allied infrastructures in the union territory. The proposal was approved by the Administrative Council that met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha earlier today.
Several facilities will be built on the nearly 25-hectare land
An official spokesperson said the leased nearly 25 hectares of land will also have a pilgrim amenities complex, a vedapatasala, a spiritual/meditation center, an office, residential quarters, and a parking area. In the future, it will also have medical and educational facilities, he said.
The decision could tap tourism potential in Jammu
The TTD, a board established by the Tamil Nadu government under the TTD Act, 1932, is a charitable organization, which takes up activities in the spiritual, cultural, social, and educational sphere. According to the spokesperson, the arrival of the TTD in J&K could tap the tourism potential, particularly pilgrim tourism in Jammu, which is known as the city of temples, enhancing economic activities.
It will also lead to economic growth of the region
"Once developed, the TTD infrastructure will be an attraction for the pilgrims and tourists in addition to the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine and Amarnathji Shrine," he said. The spokesperson said it would encourage tourists to stay longer in Jammu. "The future development on the campus will also contribute to the economic growth of the region," he said.