Congress government in Karnataka has decided to give cash instead of rice grains to beneficiaries to fulfil its ‘guarantee’ of 10 kg rice to BPL card holders free of cost . After it failed to supply to keep up its pre-poll promise since it was unable to procure enough rice grains. This decision came after the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday in Bengaluru.
We will give Rs 34 (per kg), which will be directly credited into their (beneficiary) account. Till we are able to secure rice, we will give ”Rs 170 cash, Siddaramaiah told reporters.