Govt plans to start 'Akki Santhe' again

Govt plans to start 'Akki Santhe' again

 
Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Hartala Halappa coming out of Kudroli temple in Mangalore on Sunday. DH photoAddressing a press meet here on Sunday, he said Government had started Akki Santhe in Bangalore and was runing successfully. However, owing to the non co-operation of the producer and the floor mill owners, the Santhe was stopped. “Now we are planning to re-start it, keeping in mind the rise in price of rice. With the Akki Santhe, there will be direct interaction between producer and the consumer without any middlemen.” State government does not have any control over the rise in price of essential commodities. “The government can only control the stock. If Centre takes any measure to check the rise in price, then we will provide all co-operation,” he said.

Confusion over ration card

Halappa said the confusion with regard to the distribution of ration cards have been brought to the notice of the government. Some of APL card holders have been given BPL and BPL card holders are given APL.

In some cases, the names, address, age are being wrongly printed.
To rectify all the loopholes in the ration cards, computer and a camera will be installed in all the 176 taluks. In Dakshina Kannada, it has been installed in all the taluks.

In the first phase, computer and cameras have been installed in 44 taluks in the State.

“In Dakshina Kannada, 20,000 ration cards have to be distributed. The Central government’s quota for BPL card is 32 lakh. However, we are distributing PDS to 1,06,68,857 families,” he added.

Memorandum

Akhila Bharatha Billawara Union submitted a memorandum to Minister, seeking political representation for the Billawas in the government. The memorandum was submitted by Navinchandra D Suvarna to the Minister.

Replying to the memorandum, the Minister said that he will bring the matter of representation to the Billawa community to the notice of Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and BJP state President D V Sadananda Gowda.

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