'Anna Bhagya' rice for BPL card holders from today

The flagship scheme ensures ` 1 per kg of rice

Finally, BPL card holders in the district will start receiving rice at the rate of Re one per kg from July 10. A State-wide initiative, the scheme titled ‘Anna Bhagya’ is also the first of the poll promise to be fulfilled by the Congress government led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

Deputy Commissioner Ramegowda said that, as per the allotment, one member families will receive 10 kg rice, two member families, 20 kg, and families with three members and above will be disbursed 30 kg at the rate of Rs one per kg. Sources in the department of Food and Civil Supplies said that as per the allotment, BPL card holders were receiving four to five kg of rice per unit (persons) earlier too.

With the introduction of scheme, it is anticipated to benefit the card holders in large numbers.

Revenue and District in-charge Minister V Sreenivas Prasad will launch the scheme in the district at Sarada Vilas College Centenary Hall, Krishnamurthypuram at 10.30 am. To mark the programme, four to five selected beneficiaries of the local fair price shop will be given rice.

Hassan

In Hassan district, the scheme will be launched by District-in-charge Minister Dr H C Mahadevappa at 2.30 pm at Hasanamba Kala Kshetra.

At a press meet here on Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner K P Mohan Raj, said that the scheme would be extended to rural areas within a week. He said, 4,41,015 card holders existed in the district out of which 23,795 were Anthyodaya and 3,63,486 were BPL and 53,753 had APL cards.

The district would require additional 53,030 quintal of rice, 428 kilo litre of kerosene and 1600 quintal of wheat. For the month of July the district has received 1,08,640 quintal of rice, he added.  Raj said that the government had provided Rs 2.38 crore subsidy to the district till now for distribution of ration, while it had received Rs 7.25 crore for the month of July to implement the scheme.

“All the preparations has been made by department of Food and Civil Supplies as well as district administration,” he added. 

Mandya

District in-Charge Minister Ambareesh will launch the scheme at Keelara, Mandya taluk, at 11 am.

As many as 35,125 Anthyodaya card holders and 3,56, 047 BPL card holders of the district would be benefitted by the scheme. The district required 66,730 quintal per month of rice earlier and now it would need 1,10, 285 quintal.

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