The Telangana government today said that a total of 7.14 lakh families belonging to the weaker sections had benefited from its Kalyana Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubarak schemes.
It made this revelation while responding to questions raised by various MLAs of the state on the issue during the Question Hour held in the ongoing monsoon session of the Assembly.
Replying to the questions, BC Welfare Minister Gangula Kamalakar said that no other state government of the country was implementing any such schemes, and that the government had allocated Rs 1,000 crore for the scheme even during the Covid-19 pandemic period.
Kamalakar claimed that a total of 7,14,575 families belonging to the EBC, SC, ST, BC and minority communities had benefited from the scheme between 2014-15 and 2020-21, and that the government had disbursed Rs 5,556.44 crore to the beneficiaries under the scheme so far.
He said that the state government was issuing the cheque in the name of the mother of a bride even if the latter had had a love marriage.
He added that all the mothers who had received the cheques were filled with joy.
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