For the employees of the famous hill shrine Sabarimala their ‘brief’ discomfort is about to end. The temple is planning to deploy robots to count its money.
The plan is to have enough robots to man God’s vault by next year putting an end to theft from its coffers.
Employees of the money-counting centre at Sabarimala, one of the richest Hindu shrines in the country, were allowed to wear their inner wear only in 2008 after the intervention of the state human rights commission.
Fearing pilferage, earlier they were allowed to wear only a dhoti, a cotton wrap around the waist, with nothing underneath.
Kerala human rights commission had intervened allowing them to wear their brief and installed surveillance cameras near the vault and counting units.