Odisha recommends to audit balance sheets of 150 temples

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government recommended the Accountants General (AG) to audit balance sheets of 150 temples and mutts across the state.

With the move, the annual income and expenditures of religious institutions will be examined for transparency.

Among total 150 temples, the accounts of 17 mutts in Khordha and 10 temples and one mutt in Bhubaneswar will be audited.

The temples and one mutt , which will undergo audit in Bhubaneswar, included Bharti Mutt, Saraswati Temple (Jagamara), Manchanath Temple (Mancheswar), Saptasati Temple (Rasulgarh), Giri Durga Temple (Janpath), Nilakantheswar Temple (BDA Colony, Chandrasekharpur), Patitapaban Temple (Laxmisagar), Lakheswar Mahadev Temple (Baramunda), Maa Bhuasuni Temple, Dadhibaman Jew Temple and Mukti Chintamaniswar Temple.

Similarly, the temples including Bata Bhuasuni Temple at Janla, Lakheswar Mahadev at Nakhara and Bhagabati Temple at Banapur will be audited.

The move came after massive amassment of temple properties came to fore during account audits of 61 temples in the state.

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