10 kg rice free to card holders till November: Kamalakar

Hyderabad(Hyd): Telangana (TL) Civil Supplies Minster G Kamalakar today stated that free rice programme going to commence from Sun. within the state.

The minister said to start the programme in Karim Nagar & give 10 kilos rice free to ration card holders. Awhile the Center imparts five kg rice, the state govt going to give 10 kg rice to the citizens until Nov he stated.

It’ll benefit 2.79 crore citizens as free 10 kg rice going to be given from Jul to Nov, the minister stated. He stated that CM, K Chandrasekhar Rao is kind sufficient to give 5 extra kg of rice to the poverty-stricken.

Kamalakar stated that 2.79 crore poverty-stricken going to benefit from that programme. Each mo it costs INR 50 crore & the govt going to bear INR 250 crore load on state exchequer he stated.

He stated that 2.79 lakh metric tons of rice required as of now for the purpose, awhile it has been 1.79 lakh metric tons a mo usually.