Wednesday, December 6, 2017
The JEO of TTD K.S.Srinivasa Raju today ruled out any increase in the price of the laddu prasadam.
He said that the price of laddus being provided to various religious and spiritual programmes being organized by private individuals/organizations are only enhanced. The prasadam will be provided at the existing rate at the programmes being conducted by the TTD.
It may be noted that the TTD proves 10 big laddus (Rs.100 each) 10 big vadas (Rs.100 each) 10 vadas (Rs.25 each) 200 small laddus at the cost of Rs.3.50 each for distribution among devotees taking part in its programmes as Srinivasa Kalyanam.
Srinivasa Raju said that the intention behind increasing the price of laddu and other prasadams is to save management from bearing the subsidised cost of the prasadam. Why should the TTD bear the subsidy cost? , he asked.
He ruled out any increase in the price of laddus being sold at Tirumala. The committee formed by the previous trust board had recommended a hike in the price of laddus. The committee in its report recommended scrapping of the subsidy being provided on the laddus in case the management fails to increase the cost, but such recommendations cannot be implemented unless they are ratified by the government, he said.