Andhra Pradesh: The temple won the battle of 50 years, now the government will give 4500 acres of land - Newztezz Online


Friday, March 10, 2023

Andhra Pradesh: The temple won the battle of 50 years, now the government will give 4500 acres of land

The fight for 4500 acres of land was going on for the last 5 decades. In the end, this battle was won by the temple administration. The Srisailam temple is said to be the second richest in Andhra Pradesh.

Guntur: The second richest Srisailam temple in Andhra Pradesh has got 4500 acres of land. The State Forest Department agreed to give this land to the temple. For the last 50 years, there was a fight going on between the Forest Department and the Endowment Department for this land. The cost of 4500 acres of land is Rs 2000 crores. Please tell that Srisailam temple is the second richest temple in Andhra Pradesh after Trimula.

Srisailam temple is situated in the vicinity of Nallamala reserve forest. Local MLA Shilpa Chakrapani Reddy requested the Forest Department officials to end this long battle. He said that neither the Forest Department nor the Endowment is being benefited by this fight. For the last five decades, there was a fight going on between the two departments regarding this land.

Survey done with high level technology

Y Madhusudan Reddy, Chief Conservator of Forests, Forest Department, deployed senior officers of the state. He also took the help of the Archaeological Department to find out the facts of the temple. Revenue department officials also participated in it. A special team was formed for the survey. It included officers of revenue, forest, endowment, survey and land records.

High level technology was used during the survey. Drones were also deployed. After several months of research, the team confirmed that the owner of the disputed land is Lord Bramaramba Mallikarjuna Swamy. Endowment Minister Kottu Satyanarayana said that the land is owned by the temple. We are happy that we have won the battle of 50 years. The temple got 4500 acres of land.

These ministers were present during the process of handing over the land

Apart from Revenue Minister Dharmana Prasad Rao, Forest and Environment Minister Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy, the Endowment Minister requested the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests to formally hand over the land to the temple management. Madhusudan Reddy directed the forest officer to sign a formal agreement with the temple authorities. An MoU was signed by Srisailam Temple EO S Lavanna and Forest Department's Deputy Director Alan Chong Teron.

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