One of the flagship welfare programmes of the ruling TRS government Kalyana Laxmi/ Shadi Mubarak cost Rs 10,000 crore in the last eight years, an important milestone.
Conceived and launched by the chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on October 2, 2014 on Gandhi jayanthi, the scheme has benefitted 11.62 women so far. Of which, 5.62 lakh belong to BC communities, 52,000 to EWS category and disabled 512 beneficiaries got Rs 6 crore.
Elderly parents in rural parts of the state shower praise on CM KCR for his kind gesture. They were all poor and could not afford to get their daughters married for lack of money.
The official records state 90 percent of applicants got the benefit. The scheme continues to benefit more eligible poor in the state.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao