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Andhra Pradesh govt enhances financial aid for pilgrimage to Jerusalem, other biblical places

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The Andhra Pradesh government on November 19 enhanced the financial assistance to Christians for undertaking pilgrimage to Jerusalem and other Biblical places.

A government order issued in this regard said pilgrims with an annual income of upto ₹3 lakh would be given ₹60,000 for pilgrimage to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jordan River, Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee.

The assistance was last enhanced to ₹40,000 which was fixed by the then Chandrababu Naidu government in 2016.

Further, those with an income of over ₹3 lakh would get ₹30,000, up from ₹20,000 as per the order issued by Minorities Welfare Department Principal Secretary Mohd. Ilyas Rizvi.

The scheme was introduced in 2013, in the then united Andhra Pradesh, with an assistance of ₹20,000 for pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

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