Laddu turns bitter for TTD

PTI Tirupati | Updated on January 13, 2018 Published on February 19, 2017

The Tirupati laddu has caused an annual loss of over ₹140 crore to theTirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) for the last three years owing to its subsidised price and free distribution to some devotees, temple sources said.

The laddu has been sold by the TTD at a subsidised price of ₹25 per piece for the last 11 years while the actual cost was about ₹32.50, the sources said. In 2016, about ten crore pieces were made and sold, they said.

Published on February 19, 2017
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