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Udupi: The Inauguration of the development work of Mangodu Pond in Kadekaru village was held by the Department of Water Resources (Jala Sampanmoola Elake) coming under the Chief Minister's rejuvenation programmes on Saturday August 4, 2012.
State Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary, inaugurating the project said that the ponds are the vital needs, and Muzrai Department is always committed to the development of the temples. The Government is always committed to the development of the ponds of the temples even in the future. Among the 36,000 temples in the state about 25,000 temples are in very bad shape. Hence, priority will be given for the renovation of these temples and managing these temples by the devotees themselves, he said.
The pond in Mangodu is completely dredged out, the boundary being built in stones is plastered with cement around the pond. About Rs.30 lakhs have been invested for the development of this pond, he said.
This being the first trip of Poojary to the village after becoming Minister, Srinivas Poojary along with Raghupathy Bhat, MLA Udupi, have provided financial aid for the dredging of the pond, for that they were felicitated on this occasion on behalf of the village.
Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat presided over the function. Udupi zilla panchayath president Katapady Shanker Poojary, Udupi Taluk Panchayath President Devdas Hebbar, Zilla Panchayath member Divakar Kundar, Taluk Panchyath member Ganesh Kumar, Kadekar Gama Panchayath president Taarnaath Suvarna, Contractor Andaru Devi Prasad Shetty, Ambalpady temple managing trustee Dr. Vijay Ballal, Mangodu temple trustee Srinivas Acharya were present on the dais.