Amaravati: The Endowments, Forest, and Revenue departments have decided to demarcate the boundaries of Srisailam Devasthanam's land bank of up to 4,500 acres, to bring about a solution to a long-pending issue.
Aimed at resolving the dispute between the revenue and forest departments over this land bank, Forest Minister Peddireddi Ramachandra Reddy, Revenue Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao, and Deputy Chief Minister and Endowments Minister Kottu Satyanarayana held discussions on the issue.
"Finally, there is a solution to the long-pending land issue of Srisailam (Devasthanam). The land boundaries of 4,500 acres belonging to Srisailam Devasthanam have been determined with sketches," said Minister Satyanarayana in a statement issued.
Terming the development as the start of a golden chapter in the temple's history, he said these three departments had inked an agreement. Besides the land issue, the Endowments Minister said the various wings of the temple would be developed.
Minister Satyanarayana also highlighted that Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy had directed the Srisailam temple to be developed on a large scale, considering its stature as the second most important temple in the southern state.
Inputs from PTI