The Government received 2.1 lakh applications for the Kalyana Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubarak schemes for the current financial year. The number is 20,000/ more than the 1.90 lakh applications received the previous year. The quantum of the grant has been enhanced from Rs 75,116 to Rs 1,00,116 from the current year.
The scheme was originally started in 2014 for the benefit of girls hailing from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and also from the minority communities. Initially the benefit amount was Rs 51,000/. Now the scheme had been extended to all deserving sections of the society.