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‘Kalyana Laxmi’ scheme has no takers in TS
The implementation of the newly launched ‘Kalyana Laxmi’ scheme seems yet to take off in Telangana State.
Hyderabad: The implementation of the newly launched ‘Kalyana Laxmi’ scheme seems yet to take off in Telangana State. The government has so far received only five applications from beneficiaries in the last two months after the scheme launched on October 2.
While Nalgonda district authorities received four applications, the Warangal administration got a single application under the scheme which gives Rs 51,000 cash incentive to the newly wedded poor couple belonging to SC, ST and minority communities under ‘Shaadi Mubarak’.
Replying to a question posed by TRS MLAs B Shobha, Ajmira Rekha and G Sunitha in the Assembly on Monday, Finance Minister E Rajendar said under the scheme bride would get the benefit based on the application filed before the local authorities. He admitted that lack of awareness campaign on the scheme was one of the reasons for poor response from the deserved .
The Minister said the process would be simplified further and also applications would be accepted from the beneficiaries online. It is mandatory that the beneficiary should submit caste certificate to avail the benefit of the scheme along with the application. Rajendar said the government would take into consideration the demand to include the backward communities and poor from forward castes in the scheme.