Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has laid the foundation stone for the Rs 280 crore Ekamra Project at the Lingaraj Temple. The project aims to revive the cultural heritage of the Ekamra Kshetra and includes the restoration of monuments, sacred tanks, and water bodies. A three-day Bhumi Pujan ceremony has been held at the shrine, accompanied by yagna and cultural programs. The shopkeepers and individuals who gave up their land for the beautification project were felicitated by the Chief Minister. The project is part of the Ekamra Prakalp initiative launched by the State Government in 2019.