The Andhra Pradesh Government on Monday evening directed the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) trust to stop the decision of selling 50 land properties till further orders, in deference to the issues raised by many devotees. “Keeping in view of the sentiments of devotees, the Government hereby directs TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devastanams) to re-examine the issue in consultation with different stakeholders like the religious elders, opinion makers, a section of devotees etc., to ascertain whether these properties can be used by TTD for construction of temples, dharma pracharam, and other religious activities,” said the order issued by General Administration Department.
“Till the finalization of the matter stated above, the proposed disposal of 50 properties by TTD is hereby kept in abeyance,” the order added. The detailed order is published below the article.
Recently the temple trust has decided to sell the 50 “unviable properties and non-useable” properties given by devotees in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Rishikesh through auction. According to the trust these properties are far away and can’t be maintained and many of the properties were encroached and some are really out of control.
From 1974 to 2014, the trust has sold 129 properties through auction. There were widespread protests from many quarters and opposition parties BJP and TDP, blaming the Andhra Pradesh Government on this decision to sell 50 non-viable properties far away from the temple. The Trust says that many of the properties donated by the devotees are mainly one cent to five cent house properties and agricultural fields which are difficult to manage and of no use. One listed property for auction was 1.2 acres from Rishikesh which is facing encroachment by local people.
The detailed Government Order is published below the article:
 TTD (Tirupati) to sell 50 unviable land and immovable properties through public auction – May 24, 2020, PGurus.com
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