Karnataka Budget: Panel welcomes Rs 200 cr grant for Christians


Team Udayavani, Mar 6, 2020, 10:14 AM IST

Mangaluru: Chairman of Karnataka Christian Development Committee (CDC) Joylus DSouza on Thursday welcomed the allocation of a Rs 200-crore grant in the state budget for the development of the Christian community.

In his message to the Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa released to the media, DSouza said, “Christians in Karnataka welcome with gratitude the announcement of Rs 200-crore allocation for the community in the budget for the fiscal 2020-21.”

In 2011-12 fiscal also, Yediyurappa as Chief Minister had allocated a grant of Rs 50 crore for the community for the first time in the history of the state, he said.

The grant of Rs 200 crore this year shows Yediyurappa’s concern for the Christians.

I congratulate and offer my sincere gratitude on behalf of the Christian community of the state to Yediyurappa, DSouza said.

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