Karnataka Govt. Proposed to Increase Subsidized Ration under Anna Bhagya scheme
In the upcoming time of election to two Legislative Assembly seats, the Karnataka state government has decided to increase the allocation of subsidized rice from 5 kg to 8 kg for a unit of the family under Anna Bhagya scheme.
The proposal to increase subsidized ration to BPL families under the Anna Bhagya scheme was presented at the meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) on Wednesday. The CLP has approved the proposal and directed the U.T. Khader, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies, to implement the decision as soon as. According to the sources. The proposal would be placed before the cabinet and effected soon.
As per the proposal, the single-a single-member family will get 8 kg of rice, while an eight-member family will get 64 kg a month. “In the unit system, the larger the size of family, the larger the quota,” a source said.
Besides, the government will also supply milk to schoolchildren for five days a week under the Ksheera Bhagya scheme. The state government also discussed the issues related to the drought and the drinking water crisis with legislators alleging that officials were not responding to the grievances of villagers.
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