The Chief Minister instructed all the temple executive officers (EOs) to display large posters in the temples announcing the online services and procedures to encourage online transactions.
The decision was made in accordance with the Central and State guidelines on Covid-19 protocol, issued in anticipation of a third pandemic wave in October, he told reporters.
Only flowers used for puja and other daily rituals in the TTD temples, excluding Tirumala, will be supplied as raw material to manufacture incense sticks.
As much as 100 kg gold and 4,300 kg copper with the total expense of Rs 32 crore will be used for gold plating.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams had stopped issuing SSD tokens after the outbreak of the second wave of Covid-19.
The Rs 50 crore will be used to develop less-income temples under the ambit of the Endowments department and it will be revised every five years with an enhancement of 10 per cent of the total.