Telangana Govt earmarks 4,693 crore for Aasara pensions

Telangana Govt earmarks 4,693 crore for Aasara pensions
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With a view to cover maximum number of beneficiaries, the State government has earmarked a massive amount of Rs 4,693 crore for Aasara pensions for 2016-17. During the previous financial year, the number of beneficiaries covered under the scheme was 35.74 lakh across the State. 

Hyderabad: With a view to cover maximum number of beneficiaries, the State government has earmarked a massive amount of Rs 4,693 crore for Aasara pensions for 2016-17. During the previous financial year, the number of beneficiaries covered under the scheme was 35.74 lakh across the State.

With its commitment to ensure maximum coverage to underprivileged people in need of welfare, the State government prioritised various schemes by allocating maximum budget. For the first time, government has allocated Rs 100 crore for Brahmins, under the ‘Brahmin Samkshema Nidhi.’

The government felt that like others in the society there was a sizeable number of Brahmin population that was facing problems due to poverty. "Shortly, the government will work out modalities for the welfare of Brahmins and decide on the action plan," Finance Minister E Rajendar said.

The government believed that the Kalyana Lakshmi scheme had met the objective of addressing the problem associated with the marriage of girls. So far, under this scheme the amount of Rs 51,000 paid at the time of marriage was applicable to girls belonging to SC, ST and Muslim communalities. The total amount proposed under Kalyan Lakshmi in 2016-17 is Rs 738 crore.

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