Puri, May 13: In view of servitors losing income due to closure of the Shreemandir, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration has decided to provide assistance of Rs 10,000 to the family of each sevayat soon.
According to information, a total of 2,463 servitors’ families will receive the indemnity. For this the SJTA has sanctioned Rs 2,46,30,000.
It may be noted that the servitors’ families had been given four installments of Rs 5,000 each as financial aid earlier. They will be given Rs 10,000 as fifth installment.
It may be noted that the Shree Jagannath Temple has remained closed till May 15 as a decision taken by the SJTA. However, closure is likely to continue for an unidentified period as State-wide lockdown has been declared till May 19 and no let up has been marked in Covid situation in the State.