ECIL to provide security systems for 11 major temples in Andhra Pradesh

Published: 04th January 2013 10:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th January 2013 10:38 AM   |  A+A-

Stating that they could not secure all temples in the state, endowments minister C Ramachandraiah said Electronics Corporation of India Limited would provide security systems to eleven important temples across the state.

When questioned about the recent spate of temple thefts that plagued the state, he said on Thursday that all thefts had occurred in temples where full security was in place. The minister said they could not secure all temples in the state as their income was insufficient to meet the expenditure of providing security.

Recently, the ECIL team visited 11 temples and had designed security measures for them. Stating that expensive jewelleries of temples were insured and kept in bank safes, he said, “Only normal jewellery will be available in temples for the daily poojas.”

On Srisailam works, Ramachandraiah said the master plan was prepared and that chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy would lay foundation for the works soon, which is taken up at a total cost of `642.21 crore. The security measures for Srisailam temple were included in the master plan, he added.

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