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Andhra doubles old-age pension to Rs 2,000

Press Trust of India  |  Vijayawada 

The government Friday said old-age pension has been doubled to Rs 2,000 from January benefitting 5.4 million pensioners in the state.

"In a major welfare move, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announces enhancement of the old-age Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000 from this January," said an official statement.

Soon after coming to power in 2014, Naidu increased the pension to Rs 1,000 from Rs 200.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 21:35 IST