Udupi: A day-long workshop on the Anna Bhagya scheme was held for the members of Ration Shop’s Vigilance Committee of Udupi constituency at Town Hall Udupi here, on September 22.
Udupi MLA Pramod Madhwaraj inaugurated the workshop by lighting the lamp. In his message, Pramod Madhwaraj said that the state government is committed to make Karnataka a hunger-free state. The day Siddaramaiah took charge as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, he had announced the Anna Bhagya scheme in which the poor are supplied rice at Rs. 1 per kg.
From May 2015, the government decided to give free rice to BPL families. BPL families, who earlier got 30 kg of rice at Rs 1 per kg under the Anna Bhagya scheme, will now get a minimum of 5 kg and maximum of 25 kg per month free of cost. As many as 15,597 families were given BPL and Antyodaya cards in Udupi constituency after the Congress party came to power in the state. Vigilance committees were set up in the limits of each ration shop to keep a watch on the distribution of food grains. The committees should function at all levels to prevent misuse of subsidised ration, he added.
Yuvraj (CMC president), Janardhan Thonse (UUDA Chairman), Veronica Corenlio (Chairperson KSDL), Mallika Balakrishna Poojary, Gopi K Naika (ZP members), Ramesh Kanchan (Councillor), Rehamathulla (TP member), Guruprasad (Tahsildar Udupi) and others were present.