TTD, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, has come up with another huge project for preserving temples and propagating spiritualism. Sri Venkateswara Heritage Preservation Trust is the name of the new project. As per the officials of TTD, SVHPT provides financial assistance for new temples’ construction and renovation of old temples.
Sri Venkateswara Heritage Preservation Trust also supplies stone and panchaloha idols of Lord Venkateswara and his consort Padmavathi at subsidised prices to the temples on request.
For temples located in Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and fishermen colonies, it makes such supplies at 90 per cent subsidy. In the case of supplies to temples in general areas, a subsidy of 75 per cent is provided. Mutts, ashrams and educational institutions get 50 per cent subsidy for such supplies.