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Trilokpur temple trust clears expenditure draft

punjab Updated: Feb 19, 2014 18:57 IST
Shalender Kalra

The Mahamayi Bala Sundari temple trust at Trilokpur on Tuesday cleared the draft outlining possible expenditure on charitable activities.

The meeting was chaired by trust chairman and deputy commissioner Vikas Labroo.

The trust also disclosed its income, claiming deposits worth Rs 5.23 crore. It has earned Rs 4.86 crore this year, and has an annual income of nearly Rs 5 crore, against the Rs 2crore expenditure.

Sources said the trust would have to pay income tax if it did not spend 85% of its income, so it was enhancing its charitable activities.

A sub-committee constituted on October 24 last year, had proposed to bear 50% of the tuition fee of students from below poverty line families, including those studying professional courses.

The trust would give Rs 31,000 to girls with family income less than Rs 50,000 and Rs 21,000 to those with family income between Rs 50,000 and Rs 1 lakh, as 'shagun' for weddings. Girls of the Trilokpur panchayat would get an additional amount Rs 10,000.

The trust has planned to construct an old-age home for nearly 50 people at a cost of Rs 2 crore, and has acquired nearly 6.4 bighas at the bus stand for the construction of 500-vehicle parking area and 50 toilet blocks for pilgrims visiting the shrine during fairs.

It had also proposed a master plan for Trilokpur village, with provision of dedicated sewerage system, road, lighting and landscaping. The trust is also trying to provide basic amenities to pilgrims visiting the shrine, and is planning to give funds for the renovation of ancient temples in the district.

It has requested the district language officer to provide a list of the ancient temples that need renovation.

Trust member secretary and sub-divisional magistrate Jyoti Rana said the recommendations of the sub-committee were put before the trust meeting on Tuesday, and approved by its chairman.