AP YSR Pelli Kanuka Scheme 2020 [How to Apply]

AP YSR Pelli Kanuka Scheme for Inter-caste Marriage 2019-20 [SC / ST / Disabled / BC / Minority Amount] [How to Apply, Eligibility, Documents, Registration Form Status,Helpline Toll free Number, Website, List District-wise 

Marriage is an important occasion in the life of every girl. But parents often worry about making the financial arrangements. The issue becomes even direr for the poor families. The Andhra Pradesh CM has announced a new scheme that will offer financial assistance to the brides, who hail from backward and poor families. The name of this scheme is YSR Pelli Kanuka Scheme. This article will give you in-depth information about the features, eligibility, documents necessary and application procedures.


Name of the scheme YSR Pelli Kanuka Scheme
Launched in Andhra Pradesh
Launched by Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
Date of announcement  September 2019
Date of launch Soon
Target beneficiaries Brides from backward castes and those with disabilities
Supervised by Andhra Pradesh Government
Official Website https://chpk.ap.gov.in/
Helpline Toll Free Number NA

Key features of YSR Pelli Kanuka Scheme

Social security for poor families

The primary objective of this scheme is to provide financial and social security to the marginalized households in the society, who do not have adequate financial capabilities.

Financial assistance for daughter’s marriage

As per the guidelines of this project, eligible applicants can enroll and attain financial help from the state government. This money must be used to arrange the marriage of the bride.

Assistance amount

The applicants, falling in the ST, SC, and minority groups will attain Rs.1 lakh each. If ST and SC brides are opting for inter-caste wedding, the applicants will receive Rs. 1.25 lakhs. If the candidate has an OBC certificate, she will receive Rs. 50,000. If the OBC bride opts for an inter caste wedding, she will be entitled to receive Rs. 75,000.

Marriage Financial Benefits
SC 1 Lakh
ST  1 Lakh
SC – ST Inter Caste  1.25 Lakh
OBC  50,000
OBC Inter Caste  75,000
Minorities 1 Lakh
Disabled 1.5 Lakh
Labor  1 Lakh

Money for disabled brides

Applicants, with physical abnormality will attain a financial grant of Rs. 1.5 lakhs from the Andhra Pradesh government.

Daughters of labors

Such applicants will attain as much as Rs. 1 lakh as financial grant from the state government.

Eligibility for application

Must be residents of the state

It is pertinent that the girls, who is to be married soon, is a legal and permanent resident of Andhra Pradesh.

Only brides can apply

The scheme will consider the applications, which have been submitted by the brides.

Age requirement

If the bride is less than 18 years of age, then she cannot apply for this scheme. Only adult girls can get the monetary grant.

Family income requirement

The bride’s annual family income must be within a certain limit to attain the financial grant. The limit has not been specified by the state government.

Backward castes only

Only the brides, who fall in the Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe, OBC or minority categories, can register for this welfare scheme.

Disabled brides

If the bride has a physical disability, then she will be able to enroll for this marriage grant scheme.

Daughters of construction workers

The scheme has a special reservation for those girls, whose parents are associated with the construction projects. Daughters of rikshwa pullers, auto and taxi drivers can also apply for the money.

Documents necessary for application

Residential proof certificate

As this project is implemented and funded by the AP government, only such candidates who possess the permanent and legal residential certificate can apply.

Age proof

It is mandatory for the girl to submit a copy of her birth certificate. Only those brides, who have completed 18 years, can apply for this scheme.

Caste certificates

As the scheme only allows ST/SC/OBC and minority sections to apply for the grant, applicants need to get a caste certificate, acquired through the MEESEVA Center in the state. The application will be rejected if the caste certificate is missing.

Disability certificate

In case the bride has any physical disability, she must furnish a copy, stating the level and nature of the disability. This certificate must be issued by the head of any state government hospital.

ID proof documents

It is mandatory for the applicant to furnish a photocopy of both the man and the woman who are going to get married.

Family income certificate

All interested candidates must submit a certificate that highlights the sources of income of the family, along with the annual income sum.

Wedding card

The applicant must provide a wedding card during the application process. The card must contain the personal details and address of the bride and groom and their parents. It must also highlight the date and venue of the wedding.


It has been stated in the scheme draft that both the bride and the groom must submit a copy of their recently clicked photograph. The preferred dimension is passport sized photos of the soon to be wedded couple.

How to Apply For YSR Pelli Kanua Scheme

The Andhra Pradesh government has presented the scheme draft in the state cabinet. It will pass soon, and the respective departments will take the necessary steps for its implementation. For the time being, the state Chief Minister has not announced anything about the date of its official roll out. He did not mention anything regarding the application procedure as well. But it is expected that the state government may opt for both online and offline enrollment procedures for the convenience of the poor applicants. As soon as the state authority comes up with any new updates on this scheme, you will read about it on our site. We will also highlight the state and end dates of the application procedure.

People, belonging to the poor and marginal sections of the society are in desperate need of social security. The new Andhra Pradesh CM has promised that his government will offer financial and social security to the needy groups. This scheme provides poor families with much-needed financial aid that is necessary during organizing a marriage. The money will help the parents of the bride to pay for the occasion, and send off their beloved daughters to a new life.

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