BPL families to get Re 1/kg rice in Andhra

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N Kiran Kumar Reddy
Hyderabad, Sept 22: It's a good news for the families living below poverty line in Andha Pradesh after CM N Kiran Kumar announced the benefits of Re.1-a-kg rice scheme that would benefit 2.26 crore families and 7.5 crore population across the state. So, from November 1 onwards, the BPL families could buy per Kg rice at Re 1 only.

This announcement was made in a meeting held in Tirupati. It is expected that around 2.26 crore families would be benefited by the new scheme. The additional burden for the State Government by reducing from Rs.2/- to Re.1/- will be Rs.600/- per year.

In fact, this scheme is being considered as a crucial attempt to divert public attention from the ongoing strike by various parties in Telangana for a separate state. Apart from AP, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have been offering this scheme for the poor.

The RS 2 kg rice scheme was introduced by by Telegu Desham Party founder NT Rama Rao during early 1980s.

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