AP govt extends financial assistance to Hajj pilgrims

South India

VIJAYAWADA: The Andhra Pradesh government issued an order for extending financial assistance to Hajj pilgrims for expenses other than travel expenditure.

According to a release by the state government, the assistance will be Rs 60,000 for pilgrims having an annual income less than Rs 3 lakhs, and Rs 30,000 for pilgrims having annual income more than Rs 3 lakhs.
“The expenditure shall be met from the B.E 2019-20 of Andhra Pradesh Hajj Committee for this scheme," a release by the state government.
Apart from this, the Andhra Pradesh Hajj Committee has also made arrangements for free accommodation and food to Hajj pilgrims from the time of their reporting to the Hajj camp to their departure on the pilgrimage.
The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the holiest city for Muslims.
It is scheduled to begin on July 28 and will come to an end on August 2 in 2020.

With inputs from Agency

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