Karnataka’s Siddaramaiah government started giving cash in exchange for 5 kg of rice, you will get this much money -aabtak24


Anna Bhagya Scheme Karnataka: Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah said that from July 10, under the Anna Bhagya scheme, the beneficiaries will be paid in cash instead of additional 5 kg of rice. With the introduction of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), the Congress government in the state has started implementing another one of the five guarantees announced before the elections in May.

The state government took this decision ignoring the difficulties faced in fulfilling the guarantees made during the elections. The government had said that there are difficulties in the purchase of rice, for this the beneficiaries will be paid in cash. Now the government says that Rs 34 per kg will be paid for the extra rice. 

This scheme is applicable to all members of BPL and Antyodaya families. According to the state government, there are 1.28 crore Antyodaya Anna Yojana and Priority Family ration cards in Karnataka.

Relief in travel and electricity
The government last month fulfilled the first election guarantee ‘Shakti’ by introducing free travel for women in public transport buses. At the same time, the ‘Griha Jyoti’ scheme to provide 200 units of free electricity to households has been implemented since the beginning of this month, but the electricity bill for this month will come in the beginning of August.

Grihalaxmi and monthly assistance to the unemployed
The remaining two guarantees, which the government is taking steps to implement soon, include a monthly stipend of Rs 2,000 to each female head of the household (Griha Lakshmi). Assistance and guarantee of Rs 3,000 per month for unemployed graduate youth and Rs 1,500 for unemployed diploma holders (Yuva Nidhi).

Tell Karnataka’s Food and Civil Supplies Minister K. H. Muniyappa had only on Saturday (July 8) said that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s ‘Anna Bhagya’ Will start Direct Benefit Transfer (DBD) under the scheme. He told that within 15 days the entire money will reach the bank account of the beneficiaries.

4.41 crore people are beneficiaries in this scheme
Karnataka’s Food and Civil Supplies Minister. H. Muniyappa told reporters in Devanahalli area on Saturday itself, ‘‘There are 1.28 crore families below poverty line (BPL) in the state, of which 4.41 crore are beneficiaries.

The demand was made from the center
Muniyappa had said that the state tried to get rice from the center but the central government refused. The Karnataka government also approached Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and other states, but the cost was too high.

Who will get how much?
Rs 170 will be sent to the account of each of the 4.41 crore ration card holder beneficiaries every month. There are 1.28 crore ration cards of Antyodaya Anna Yojana and priority families in Karnataka and 99 percent of these are linked to Aadhaar cards. Of these, 82 percent (about 1.06 crore) cards are linked to active bank accounts, while the remaining card holders will be informed to open a new bank account. Let us tell you that giving 10 kilograms of rice per person under the Anna Bhagya scheme is one of the five pre-election promises of the Congress government.

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