Funds worth `9 crore will be given to develop Boga Nandeeshwara Swamy Temple in Chikballapur, Petroleum, Natural Gas and Environmental Minister Veerappa Moily said on Sunday.
After performing a pooja in the temple, the Union Minister said the amount will be given by the Indian Oil Corporation, Muzrai, Kannada and Culture and Tourism Departments.
The money will be spent to develop basic amenities on the temple premises. “A building to accommodate devotees will be constructed and steps will be taken to desilt the temple pond,” he said.
Moily said a `6-crore project has been prepared to develop the birth place of Tipu Sultan near Devanahalli.
He said the foundation stone will be laid for the Yettinahole project at Muddenahalli, the birth place of Visveswariah, on January 31. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and senior ministers will participate in the programme, he said.
Additional Chief Secretary Arvind Jadav, Deputy Commissioner Vishal, Superintendent of Police Divya V Gopinath and senior district officials were present.