Telangana announces Rs 3 lakhs for brides marrying Brahmin priests

First Published 18, Oct 2017, 7:01 PM IST
Telangana announces Rs 3 lakhs for brides marrying Brahmin priests
Highlights
  • TBSP announced Rs 3 lakhs to the newly married Brahmin couple in view of Brahmin priests unable to find brides
  • Telangana CM KCR sanctioned Rs 100 crore for the Brahmin Parishad
  • KCR also offered many schemes for Brahmin students for higher education

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao took a decision to offer Rs 3 lakh to the brides who marry Brahmin veda pundits and priests. This news was officially confirmed by TBSP (Telangana Brahmin Samkshema Parishad), which announced plans to deposit Rs 3 lakhs in the joint accounts of newly married couples where the groom is a Brahmin priest. The couple will also be given Rs 1 lakh as wedding expenses.

TBSP had its meeting in the Secretariat under the chairman Dr. KV Ramanachary. The meeting was attended by members Dr. S Venugopalachary, Ch Anil Kumar, Industrial Department Additional Director RB Devanand, K Kishen Rao, Convener A Chandramohan, Puranam Satish, Suvarna Suresh and others.

Brahmin priests are unable to find brides due to financial troubles and lack of respect in society, TBSP Chairman KV Ramanachary said. This has become a major issue in the traditional Brahmin families. Hence, Telangana Government decided to change the situation by introducing the new scheme. The amount will be placed in the Fixed Deposit of the couple after marriage within a period of 3 years. They can claim the amount only after the completion of the duration.

TRS Government introduced Brahmin Industrial Development Scheme to encourage Brahmin Entrepreneurs and Industrialists. Rs 3.29 crore financial assistance was offered to 59 people who sent in their applications. 

KCR offered financial assistance to 252 Brahmin students who were studying 10th, Inter, Degree and PG. Rs 1.16 crore was sanctioned for 56 Brahmin students who aspired for higher studies in foreign countries. Poor Brahmins were given financial help through Fee Reimbursement, Pension and Health Schemes. TBSP requested the poor Brahmins to utilise these government welfare schemes.

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