Andhra Pradesh (AP) government has decided to hike Dearness Allowance (DA) for its employees by 2.092 per cent. The hike will be effective from January 2017. The arrears will be paid to the employees in May. The decision to hike the DA has been taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by Chandrababu today, at Secretariat in Velagapudi. AP cabinet has also approved undertaking of concrete works on Polavaram project, worth Rs. 12.44 crores. The cabinet is also reviewing development works in the state.