Taking a cue from the Telangana’s Kalyana Lakshmi scheme, the Tamilnadu chief minister M K Stalin launched a similar scheme in his state on Thursday.
With a view to ensure marriages to poor girls and to save the family from debt for the purpose, Telangana chief minister Mr K Chandrasekhar Rao launched Kalyana Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubarak schemes in the state.
It may be noted that the Central government too replicated the Rythu Bandhu programme launched by the Telangana government in the name of PM Kisan Samman and Mission Bhagiratha in the name of Ghar Ghar Jal Yojana.
The Telangana government has been giving Rs 1,00,116 for brides under Kalyana Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubarak.
The Tamilnadu government replicated the scheme besides offering financial assistance, it proposes to gift eight grams of gold as well. Mr Stalin also launched a pension scheme for retired purohits and those getting Rs 3,000 pension already will now get Rs 4,000 per month.
The visionary and compassionate chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao of Telangana state is known for his most innovative and effective public welfare schemes. Officials and elected public representatives from the Central government and several other states are frequenting Hyderabad to interact with the officials and to know about the schemes and their impact.