[Apply Online] Karnataka Arundhati Scheme 2021 | Maitri Yojana for Brahmin Brides

Karnataka Arundhati Scheme Registration Form | Maitri Yojana Apply Online @ksbdb.karnataka.gov.in | Check Karnataka Arundhati/ Maitri Yojna Status & List

The Chief Minister of Karnataka state, Mr. BS Yediyurappa has announced 2 new schemes namely ‘Arundhati Scheme’ and ‘Maitri Yojana’ for Brahmin Brides. In Arundhati Yojana, the State government will provide financial assistance to the family of brahmin brides for the marriage. In Maitreyi Scheme, the BS Govt will provide monetary support to the bride if she marries a priest (Archakras and Purohits). In this article, we will tell you about the Karnataka Arundhati Scheme & Maitri Yojana online application/ registration process, eligibility, documents list, status, etc. Please continue reading ahead.

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Karnataka Arundhati Scheme 2021 for Brahmin Brides

As we told you above that both these schemes are for providing monetary support to Brahmin brides. So this newly launched scheme of the Karnataka government has caused a political stir. As per the State Govt officials, Arundhati Yojana has been launched to assist the impoverished people of the Brahmin category. In the Karnataka Arundhati Scheme 2021, the family of the bride belonging to the Brahmin community will get Rs 25,000 for the marriage.

Karnataka State Brahmin Development Board (KSBDB) will implement this Arundhati Yojana 2021 in the state. Under Karnataka Arundhati Scheme, around 550 families of Brahmin brides will receive the assistance amount of Rs 25,000 (Twenty-five thousand rupees).


Karnataka Maitri Yojana 2021 for Brahmin Brides

This scheme is similar to the above-mentioned Arundharti Yojana. The only difference is that a Brahmin girl has to marry a Priest (Archakras or Purohits). Maitri Scheme has been launched to help the poor people of the Brahmin community. In Karnataka Maitri Yojana 2021, the government will offer Rs 3 Lakh to the bride if she marries a priest: Archakras and Purohits. Under Maitri Scheme, around 25 families would be given the assistance of Rs 3,00,000. Karnataka State Brahmin Development Board (KSBDB) will implement this Maitreyi Scheme as well.

Eligibility Criteria for Arundhati Scheme/ Maitrei Yojana

As per the Karnataka Govt officials, the state government has put some restrictions on the people who can these Arundhati Yojana/ Maitrei Scheme benefits. Only those candidates who fulfill the below-mentioned eligibility criteria for this scheme would be eligible for its benefits:

  • Firstly, applicants must be a permanent resident of Karnataka state.
  • The family of the bride has to produce a certificate citing they are from the economically backward class or EWS category.
  • The bride must belong to the Brahmin community and must produce a certificate for the same.
  • Under these both schemes, the marriage has to be the bride and groom’s first marriage.
  • The wedding must be registered and a marriage registration certificate must be produced for the same. Also, the couple has to be married for at least five years.

Opposition Party’s opinion on these schemes

The opposition party of the Karnataka government; the Indian National Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) alleges that Marriage is a personal choice and incentivizing certain types of marriages over others is regressive and anti-women. Congress alleges that why is marriage the only area of a woman’s life the Brahmin Development Board can think of. Why can’t KSBDB give loans for Brahmin women entrepreneurs, why not fund the education of poor Brahmin girls. Now it remains to be seen how successful Karnataka Arundhati Scheme and Maitri Yojana will be in the state.

How to Apply Online for Karnataka Arundhati Scheme?

  1. Just like other financial assistance schemes for brides, the State Govt of Karnataka is inviting Arundhati Scheme/ Maitri Yojana Online Application Form.
  2. These registration forms are invited to the official website of Karnataka State Brahmin Development Board at https://ksbdb.karnataka.gov.in/.
  3. On the web homepage, click at the “Sign In” tab in the header to make a registration for Maitri Yojana or Arundhati Scheme.
  4. The apply online process for Karnataka Arundhati Scheme / Maitri Yojana 2021 has been started by the government.
  5. Now the eligible couples can register online on the website of the KSBDB board.
  6. The application form of the Maitrei and Arundhati Scheme could be filled only after making a registration at the KSBDB official portal.
  7. After successful registration, the beneficiary couples can check their name in the final list and also track application status online.

Need for Arundhati/ Maitreyi Scheme for Brahmin Brides in Karnataka

According to the caste census of 2018, the Brahmin population of Karnataka came up to 3% of the total state population. The main reason behind the launch of these two schemes namely (1) Arundhati (2) Maitri is to uplift the people who come from poor economic backgrounds, especially the priests. Brahmin priests have a difficult time surviving because of work uncertainty. They can use the money we give and set up a small business to earn their living.

The Karnataka state government’s fiscal deficit for the year is targeted at Rs 46,072 crore. The state is reeling under financial pressure after Flood Relief Funds as well as GST input from the Union government is still pending. The Chief Minister Mr. BS Yediyurappa, in December 2020, said a fiscal setback of Rs 25,000 to 30,000 crore and might persist until the next budget.

Contact Details (Helpline Numbers)

For more details of Karnataka Arundhati Scheme/ Maitreyi Yojana 2021, kindly contact the below Head Office’s phone number or visit the official website @ksbdb.karnataka.gov.in

Shri. H. S. Sachidananda Murty CHAIRMAN chairman.ksbdb@ka.gov.in +91 8762249230 No. 14/3, Annexe Building, 3rdFloor,

Sri Aravinda Bhavan, Mythic Society,

Bengaluru – 560001

Shri. Manjunath Hegde MANAGING DIRECTOR md.ksbdb@ka.gov.in
+91 8762248040 No. 14/3, Annexe Building, 3rd Floor,

Sri Aravinda Bhavan, Mythic Society,

Bengaluru – 560001

Office contact.ksbdb@karnataka.gov.in 080-29605888



No. 14/3, Annexe Building, 3rdFloor,

Sri Aravinda Bhavan, Mythic Society,

Bengaluru – 560001

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