Conducting Ratha Yatra involves lot of arrangements such as constructing the chariots, performing temple rituals, and making security arrangements for the masses. Chariot making itself is a herculean task; timber of a particular forest species, clothes are from Gujarat, and coir ropes from Kerala. The spending for Ratha Yatra appears to be around Rs 20 crore this year. The Jagannath Temple administraton, Ashok Meena refuses to guess the amount. It is not only the government but also corporate houses, voluntary organisations, philanthropic and religious outfits and individuals who contribute, he says. According to him, the government spends about Rs 2.5 crore for the festival. The private donation this year includes Rs 80 lakh spent for bedecking the Kalahatadwara with 300 kgs of silver and gold, Rs 20 lakh for lighting of the Narendra Pokhari. A religious organisation had organised free meal for two lakh people. With over a million devotees visiting Puri on Ratha Yatra, the citys one day business would be to the tune of Rs 50 crore, says Rabi Nayaran Nanda, the state tourism director.