Bengaluru: 'Anna Bhagya' - Yediyurappa government mulls reduction, Siddaramaiah unhappy

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Jan 16: The state government, it is learnt is planning to bring down rice being distributed to people under the ambitious 'Anna Bhagya' scheme implemented by Siddaramaiah-led government, to five kilogram.

The government has collected detailed information about the effects of the planning reduction in rice for ration card holders, from the food department. It is said that discussions have taken place at the departmental level on the practicability of giving oil, toor dal and salt in place of rice to the people.

B S Yediyurappa (left) and Siddaramaiah

Under the 'Anna Bhagya' scheme that was announced by Siddaramaiah immediately after becoming the chief minister, every family holding 'Antyodaya' card is eligible to get 35 kg rice while every member of BPL cardholder's family gets seven kg rice free of cost.

Siddaramaiah angry

Former chief minister Siddaramaiah, has expressed resentment at the planned reduction in rice being issued to people under the 'Anna Bhagya' scheme from seven to five kg per person. He wanted to know from the government whether it has no funds to set aside Rs 4,000 crore out of Rs 2.4 lac crore budget of the state for poor people.

Speaking to media persons at Delhi, he said his government, if voted back to power, would have raised the quantity of rice per head to ten kg. He said that the ration rice helps poor people to survive in spite of drought and floods.




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  • madanson, mangalore

    Thu, Jan 16 2020

    it is known factor that the annabhagya rice are being sold to shop by the ration card holder since it is excess for them. even some people are using tempo to collecting these rice from the ration card holder. they daily go to each village for collecting the annabagya rice & that become business for them now. so govt simply wasting tax payers money. so it is required to reduce the quantity.

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Thu, Jan 16 2020

    Siddarama encouraging lethargy, Congress has made people of the country to be dependent on freebies and bhagyas, 'garibi hatoa' is to give employment to poor, make them self sufficient .....

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  • wellwisher, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 16 2020

    As you are paying Lacs of a tax to the government as returns what you're getting, let some people enjoy the befits of our tax money. If poor person selling the rice to the shop at last it going to someone's stomach.

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  • Lewis, Udupi/Blore

    Thu, Jan 16 2020

    And some one has created 2 crore jobs. happy and at peace lol
    read about mudra loans. All that he touches turns to ashes...

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