TIRUMALA: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy inaugurated the new Boondi Potu (Kitchen for preparing Boondi to make Srivari Laddu Prasadam) in Tirumala on Tuesday morning.
The new Boondi Potu was constructed at the cost of Rs 12 crore donated by India Cements. It was constructed in 8,541sft area and enhanced laddu making capacity to 6 lakh per day.
The Chief Minister, who arrived at the temple early in the morning, prayed for the well-being of the state. He made offerings through Srivari Thulabharam in the temple on the occasion. Later, he launched Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel (SVBC) Kannada and Hindi channels.
Tirumala Tirupati Devesthanams (TTD) signed MoU with farmers’ groups for procuring organically cultivated commodities for preparing Anna Prasadam in the temple, in presence of the Chief Minister.
TTD chairman YV Subba Reddy, executive officer Dr KS Jawahar Reddy, agriculture minister K Kanna Baby, and others were present.