Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) board is testing an herbal mix to clean boondi used to prepare famous Tirupati Laddus. The Joint Executive Officer KS Sreenivasa Raju said that the feasibility of the herbal solution is being tested presently and a decision will be taken based it. He instructed health officer Sermista and concerned officials to test the acidity and alkalinity of the herbal product before using it.
The JEO in a review meeting with officials also instructed the officers to maintain cleanliness of the laddu kitchen and told to ensure cleaning of boondi pottus at regular intervals. Last week a major fire at the boondi pottu inside the Tirumala Tirupati Temple complex had caused panic among the devotees.