Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrasekhar Rao on 18 June 2015 sanctioned Rs 100 crore for Development of Vemulawada Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy temple in Karimnagar district. The temple is popularly known as Dakshin Kashi.
KCR announces 100 cr yearly Grant for Vemulawada Temple
The state government has drawn up a mega plan to develop the temple at a cost of Rs 250 crore. Of this, the chief minister announced sanction of Rs 100 crore for the first phase of development programme.
The Chief Minister on Thursday visited the temple and offered special prayers to the presiding deities along with his family members, including wife Shoba, daughter and Nizamabad MP Kavitha and son-in-law Anil Kumar, and others.
He inspected the shrine along with the district and temple officials and went around the holy tank, temple tank and other lands belonging to the temple till late evening.
The CM also held a review meet with officials of rural water supply, roads and buildings, revenue and endowment departments. He instructed the local body authorities not to issue permission to multi-storied buildings within a radius of 1,200 metres from the temple complex.
The height of the buildings within this radius should be restricted so that they do not stand taller than the ‘rajagopuram’ of the temple,” he said.
CM KCR Speech at Vemulawada Temple
Source: The Hindu