Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has announced a grant of Rs 16 crore from Special Funds for minority religious institutions in the state.
The grant will help build pilgrim facilities and community halls in these institutions for visitors.
Apart from the development of amenities for visitors, community centres will be set up at the religious institutions, said a release from CMO.
As per the decision, Jesus Christ Church in Satyanagar and Mother Mary Bhubaneswar Catholic Church will get Rs 2 crore whereas Unit-IV Capital Masjid in Bhubaneswar will be allocated Rs 2 crore for development work.
Cuttack Odia Baptist Church located in Mission Road and Kadam-e-Rasool Masjid will receive Rs 2 crore each.
The Chief Minister also granted Rs 1 crore each to Kendrapara
Fakirabad Markaji Masjid, Bhadrak Puruna Bazar Jama Masjid, Sambalpur Paltan
Masjid, Sambalpur Saint Joseph’s Cathedral (Roman Catholic), Berhampur Bhapur
Bazar Jamia Masjid, Giriroad Berhampur Odia Baptist Church, Rourkela Bishop
Missionary (Roman Catholic) and Rajgangpur Sunni Jama Masjid.