'Government distributing rice at Rs 3 per kg'

Speaking after distributing permanent ration card with photographs at Heremagalur on Monday, he said when government conducted the survey, the State had 33 per cent poor people. However, after introducing medical facilities, distribution of cycles, the State has 78 per cent BPL card holders. “We have come to know that rich and those in government service are holding BPL card,” he added.

Chikmagalur district has 23,539 Anthyodaya card, 16,1719 BPL card holders.

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