Mangaluru: ‘District likely to get boiled rice under PDS after three months’ – Kota Poojary

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (DV)

Mangaluru, May 18: District in-charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojary on Tuesday May 18 said that the district administration is likely to provide boiled rice (red) under the Public Distribution System (PDC) in Dakshina Kannada. But, it may require 2 to 3 months’ time to complete the process.

He was speaking to Daijiworld over the phone after chairing the meeting held with officials of district administration, MLAs, and Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Corporation vice president Kiran Kumar Kodgi at the DC’s office.

Kota Srinivas Poojary (file photo)

He said, "Most of the people in the district do not prefer the white rice given under PDS. We gathered information that some people have refrained from procuring rice from the fair price shops. There were also instances where rice was being sold to others for a cheaper price. Hence, as there is demand from the public for boiled rice (Kuchalakki) in Dakshina Kannada, along with five MLAs and Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Corporation vice president Kiran Kumar Kodgi, and officials of food and agriculture department, a meeting has been organised to draw an outline to provide boiled rice to the public.

"For Dakshina Kannada district, we need 10 lac quintal boiled rice every year. To meet this demand, 17 lac quintal paddy should be grown. But, in Dakshina Kannada, only 2 lac quintal is grown. Hence, we are planning to purchase paddy from Chamarajanagar, Mandya, Ramanagara, Belagavi, and Shivamogga districts or to provide a supportive price. We have also invited 8 rice mill owners for the meeting.

“Even our MLAs also have expressed their consent for the same. We are confident that we will implement this within 2 to 3 months. We will also take approval from the union government to purchase red rice and to provide subsidies while purchasing the same. Totally, we are working on a plan to provide quality boiled rice to the public.

“We have drawn guidelines as per 80:20 ratio, which means that 8 kg boiled rice and 2 kg white rice will be distributed. Both for Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. The union government has not accredited to give subsidy for various varieties of red boiled rice. Hence, we will send various varieties of boiled rice to the union government and obtain accreditation from the government which will help us to purchase and process the boiled rice. This process may require three months. In this regard, we have held a meeting and even to materialize this programme, still, we may conduct a few more meetings,” he said.







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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, May 19 2021

    So sir,should people hunger till they get?Or no possibility to make arrangements to buy ?When one wants also have ways.So now no statements of quintal and ser,but do something .show your quality.

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Wed, May 19 2021

    ಅಚ್ಛೇ ದೀನ್ ಮತ್ತು 15 ಲಕ್ಷದ ಆಸೆಗೆ ಬೀಳದಿರಿರಿ , ಮೋಸ ಹೋಗ ಬೇಡಿ , ಈ ಜೀವನ ಮೊತ್ತೊಮ್ಮೆ ಮಾಗದೊಮ್ಮೆ ಸಿಗಲ್ಲ, ವಂದೇ ಸಲ ಸುಖವಾಗಿ ಬಾಳಿರಿ .

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  • Cynthia, Damarskatte

    Wed, May 19 2021

    Ooops....another three months ?? Its too early....please add plus 4 the beginning of new year....give boiled rice as new years gift....hmm

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, May 19 2021

    "likely" --- not sure... that too after 3 months... this is similar to weather prediction...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, May 19 2021

    We will trust you only if you could deliver now ...

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Wed, May 19 2021

    Why not give people the freedom to eat what they want - have enough stocks of both red boiled and white rice and people can choose as per their needs. For our cities to grow and develop, we need to have residents from all over India and all people must feel safe and comfortable living here.

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  • Kiran, Mangalore

    Wed, May 19 2021

    Long awaited demand. After shakunta sheety heared about this now. Hope kota will make this dream come true

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Tue, May 18 2021

    the white rice or raw rice was stopped about three to four months backs. Residents in the district were getting only boiled rice since the last three to four months, when beneficiaries asked for white or raw rice at the PDS shops they said the MLA's have stopped the supply of white or raw rice. Now the district in charge is saying that he will see to it that the people of the district will get only boiled raw. Since people of the district prefer boiled rice.

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  • Paul, Mangalore

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Our PM 15 days. District In-charge 3 months. now waiting for MP/MLA to give days for Dal /Oil Baprpunda ejja devrey bala. BJP good in giving days only

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