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Karnataka’s Brahmin marriage schemes: Rs 25,000 for poor brides, Rs 3 lakh bonds for marrying poor priests

LITTLE OVER a 12 months after its creation, the Karnataka State Brahmin Development Board has obtained approvals to launch two marriage schemes on a pilot foundation – one providing monetary bonds of Rs 3 lakh to 25 Brahmin girls who marry priests from economically weak background and the opposite providing Rs 25,000 every for the marriage of 550 girls from economically weak households from the neighborhood.

“We have received the approval to launch the schemes – Arundhati and Maitreyi – and funds have been set aside. We are in the process of chalking out the procedures to avail these funds. This is part of our efforts to assist weaker sections of the community,” stated board chairman H S Sachidananda Murthy, a BJP chief.

Under the Arundhati scheme, 550 Brahmin girls from poor background shall be given Rs 25,000 every for their marriage. Under the Maitreyi scheme, a monetary bond of Rs 3 lakh, which is for use over three years, shall be created for 25 girls who marry Brahmin priests from poor background, Murthy stated.

“Initially, the Maitreyi scheme with the Rs 3 lakh financial bond was proposed in the name of the bride who marries BPL Brahmin farmers or cooks or priests. However, during my tour across the state, I found that priests were economically very weak and we decided to launch the programme for their benefit to start with,” he stated.

The Maitreyi scheme would require the {couples} to remain married for three years to avail your entire bond of Rs 3 lakh. Installments of Rs 1 lakh shall be paid on the finish of every 12 months of the marriage, he stated.

The monetary assist for marriages is among the many social schemes that the Brahmin Development Board has give you for utilisation of Rs 25 crore of budget funds allotted to it when it was introduced by the then chief minister H D Kumaraswamy in 2018-19 interval. The board was created on the finish of 2019 when the BJP authorities headed by B S Yediyurappa got here to energy. Murthy was appointed as its first chairman.

Around three per cent of the six crore inhabitants in Karnataka belongs to the Brahmin neighborhood.

The board’s marriage help scheme is on the strains of one other scheme – Shaadi Bhagya – that was launched by the Congress authorities in 2013 to offer Rs 50,000 for the marriage of ladies from economically weak minority households. Yediyurappa had then criticised the scheme saying it needs to be expanded to learn the poor from all communities.

According to Murthy, Rs 14 crore has additionally been put aside to assist college students from poor Brahmin households within the type of scholarships, cost of charges and offering coaching to those that have handed the preliminary stage of examinations such because the UPSC.

To avail advantages of the schemes of the Brahmin Development Board, candidates should certify that they don’t personal 5 or extra acres of agricultural land, a residential flat that’s greater than 1,000 sq ft, that they don’t belong to backward courses or scheduled castes and that the household revenue is under Rs 8 lakh every year.


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