Puri (Odisha) – The Temple Administration has clarified that the news reports regarding selling of 35,000 acres of the famous Shree Jagannath Temple is completely false. The Administration claimed that the media have published this news in a wrong manner.
Reports of Odisha govt plan to sell 35,000 acres of Lord Jagannath land false, clarifies Jagannath Temple admin
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) March 18, 2021
The Shree Jagannath Temple Office issued a series of tweets stating, “The lands, which are occupied or are under the possession of various persons since long but belongs to Shree Jagannatha Mahaprabhu are being settled by Temple Committee as per the “Unified Policy”, framed for the purpose in the year 2003. From 2001 to 2010, 292 acres of land was settled and from 2011 to 2021, 96 acres of land have been settled. These have been settled for the benefit of the public mostly in the form of schools, medical college, roads, etc.”