BJP govt’s first cabinet decides to reopen all gates of Puri Jagannath temple

Bhubaneswar: The first cabinet meeting of new BJP government today decided to reopen all entrance gates of Puri Jagannath Temple on June 13.

The cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi decided that all four entrance gates of Puri Jagannath Temple will be reopened tomorrow in the presence of all Ministers.

While the lions’ gate was opened for the devotees, three other gates remained closed in the wake of Covid pandemic.

Devotees will have access to Puri Jagannath temple through all 4 gates from Thursday morning, Majhi said.

A corpus fund of Rs 500-crore for the Jagannath temple has been approved by the cabinet. The fund will be utilised for safety, security and beautification of the temple.

The government has decided to formulate a policy for farmers within 100 days to increase the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy to Rs 3,100 crore per quintal.

The cabinet also decided to implement Subhadra Yojana in 100 days.  Under the scheme, women will get cash vouchers of Rs 50,000 each.