Amaravati: The AP government has removed 10 per cent local people contribution in sanctioning Grant-in-aid for construction or repairs or renovation of compound walls to churches in the State on Friday.
10 pc local people contribution not required
The Minorities Welfare department has released a government order to this effect by amending previous GOs and rules. This decision came in the wake of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s recent promise to the Christians during Christmas High Tea celebrations held in Guntur on December 19, 2018. This order will come into effect from Christmas, i.e. December 25, 2018, with retrospective effect.
Reacting on the government order, Anglo-Indian MLA Phillip C. Tocher thanked Chandrababu Naidu and said that he was so generous towards Christian community than any leader in the country.