Limit on Sale of 'Appam' Lifted - The New Indian Express

Limit on Sale of 'Appam' Lifted

Published: 13th December 2013 09:05 AM

Last Updated: 13th December 2013 09:05 AM

The restrictions imposed on the distribution of ‘appam prasadam’ to the pilgrims at Lord Ayyappa temple has been lifted with the increase in the buffer stock of the prasadam and the enhancement of daily production.

Travancore Devaswom Board member Subhash Vasu told ‘Express’ that the restrictions on the sale of ‘appam prasadam’ to only five packets a pilgrim, which was imposed last week, has been lifted with the buffer stock touching 1.25 lakh packets and due to the fall in the demand for the prasadam during the last two days. With the installation of an additional number of 10 ‘appacaras’, the daily production has been increased to 1.20 lakh, he said.

The buffer stock of ‘aravana’ stood at nine lakh containers. The daily production of aravana prasadam is on an average 2.25 lakh containers. Adequate stock of ingredients has been stored at the devaswom godown at Sannidhanam and the rest is kept as buffer stock at the devaswom godowns at Pampa, he said. He said that hardly any curb was imposed on the sale of aravana prasadam.

At Pampa, enough packets of ‘modaka prasadam’ is in buffer stock for the distribution, barring a few days in the wake of the minor fire at the“thidappally” of Lord Ganapathi temple, he said.

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