Marriage Scheme Assists Poor Financially: Harish

MEDAK: Minister for Irrigation Harish Rao today exhorted the people to make optimal use of Shaadi Mubarak and Kalyan Lakshmi schemes.

These two schemes are being implemented in a prestigious manner, he said, adding that the financial assistance would prove handy. He distributed 1.59 crore rupees checks to 312 couples under the marriage schemes at Sanga Reddy Collector office in Medak district.

He distributed 10 lakh rupees each to three families of Telangana martyrs and 51,000 rupees to the beneficiaries of Shaadi Mubarak and Kalyan Lakshmi schemes.

Speaking on the occasion, Harish Rao remarked that there was a tremendous response from Medak district, from where most of the applications were received.

Rao said that the government is committed for the welfare of the poor and deprived classes in the state. To protect the lives and interests of Dalits, the government spent a whopping 30 crore rupees to give a total of 651 acres of agricultural land. Each Dalit got three acres of land under the scheme, he maintained.

Deputy Speaker Padma Devender Reddy and others were present. (NSS)

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