INDORE: Khajrana Ganesh Temple would soon be powered by solar energy. A proposal for installation of a solar power plant was given approval at the temple management committee’s meeting held on Sunday.
The meeting which was chaired by Indore collector Manish Singh witnessed discussions on a list of 40 proposals which included increase in monthly remuneration to the temple priest from Rs1 lakh to Rs1.75 lakh, widening of the road between Kanadia and Khajrana Temple up to 18 meter to be taken up with a contribution of Rs5 crore by the temple management committee, among others.
The meeting also discussed a proposal submitted by the Bhatt family regarding change in the bylaws of the temple which could allow their family members to retain the temple’s main priest position.
But this proposal was rejected by the temple management committee. “A matter to dissolve the temple act and bylaws is already pending in the court. And the temple management committee decided to not to give the sole right of the temple to the priests of the Bhatt family,” said officials.
The meeting also discussed proposals for installation of a solar power plant on the temple premises. The project is to be taken up by Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC), and managed by the temple management committee. IMC has estimated the project to cost around Rs50 lakh, and this cost could be covered through electricity bills to be incurred in the next three years, said officials, adding that the solar power plant’s capacity will be finalized soon.