Source: The Hindu
BHADRACHALAM, INDIA, April 3, 2001: Sitarama Kalyanam was performed in the temple town of Bhadrachalam with pomp and gaiety, witnessed by devotees including Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Naidu and his wife. At a press conference, the CM announced a plan formulated for the development of 20 temples with an annual income of more than US$217,391 in the state. The plan was aimed at providing infrastructure besides roads, drainage and drinking water. In keeping with improvement in upkeep of almost all the State's important temples, the flow of pilgrims and thus the income has increased considerably. The plan will develop Bhadrachalam into a model pilgrim centre wherein tourists would get the facilities to spend two to three days with peace of mind.