Post noteban Shirdi Saibaba temple gets Rs 31 crores in donation

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Donation at Shidi Sai baba temple post demonetisation
Donation at Shidi Sai baba temple post demonetisation

Shirdi : Post noteban, people may be finding it difficult to get cash but when Shirdi Sai temple is still receiving donations in a huge amount.

According to an official, the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust has received donations of Rs 31.73 crore post PM Narendra Modi's announcement to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000.

The donations include Rs 4.53 crore in the scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes and Rs 3.80 crore in the new Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes denominations, said Sachin Tambe, one of the trustees of the Saibaba Sansthan.

Apart from cash, donation has been done in the form of gold and silver ornaments.

In the last financial year, the famous Saibaba temple had received Rs 162 crore through donation boxes, which comes out to an average of Rs 44.38 lakh in a day.

However, post demonetisation the collection has come down to an average Rs 37.92 lakh per day.