Bengaluru: New BPL card applicants to get free ration for two months

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, May 14: To make sure that poor people do not go hungry because of the lockdown imposed to control the coronavirus situation, the government has decided to sanction free ration for two months to those people who have applied for BPL cards. Even for the ones who have applied for APL cards, rice will be made available at concessional rates.

In respect of people who have applied for BPL cards, ten kg rice will be given free of cost in May and June. Likewise, APL card applicants will be eligible to get ten kg rice at Rs 15 per kg. The food and civil supplies department said that the applicants can draw their rations through fair price shops either on the basis of biometric or Aadhar OTP system.

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The new applicants can show the number appearing on the receipt issued when applying for ration cards at the fair price shops. If the shops refuse to give rice, complaints can be filed.

Already beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna scheme, beneficiaries holding BPL and Antyodaya cards are being given five kg rice for two months. Under the Anna Bhagya scheme, from May, as per the new system, 2 kg rice and 3 kg ragi and two kg wheat are being given from May onwards. Antyodaya card holders get 20 kg rice and 15 kg ragi, the department said.






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  • raihan, mangalore

    Sat, May 15 2021

    does anyone in here know that for bpl card already during siddaramiah tenure has started free rice in ration shop..its not 5 kg only...per head 5 kg in bpl family...for apl we had to pay rs 15 per kg.... so whats new here..some are chanting jai modiji...what fools are these??? when something was already there...what are you giving now???

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Looks like all the educated bhakts commenting here are satisfied beneficiaries of the BPL system. Please give up your BPL status as acche din had arrived for you in 2014.

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  • RJS, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    What happens after 2 months? This is what publicity stunt will do. It’s like Gujarat business trap offer free connection for 2 months.

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    New BPL card holders? Old ones are not indians? Not humans? APL card Holders also need ration.. why you are seggregate people. Hunger of every human is same. There aee people eequire rationnin APL caregory also they are millionaires like u. You must be belonging to BPL but there are honest people in APL. Thank God for not mentioning cast..

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  • Rohith, Mangalore

    Sat, May 15 2021

    Funny part is there are many ppl who hold BPL card though they are not eligible to it and vise versa.

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  • S Shetty, Tulunaad Odipu Kudla Kasrod

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Since Last year's lockdown Free Grocery and Ration is being delivered all over India, I know few families who are getting it for free since last year, even cooking oil, pulse, soap many things are given free since last year through ration card shops.

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  • Roshan, Udupi

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Only salute can be a good thing to do now, as his misadventures landed us in trouble.

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Big salute to our Modiji..

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  • Omar, Mysore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    What a shame, "Mitron muje pachaas din (50 days) do.....didn’t you see how he got black money in 50 days and resolved demonetisation , people got 15 lacs too atleast i got, I'm wondering why rest didn’t get it and still use BPL card.

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  • nayak, mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    omar. please bring ration card and take it home freely.... if you are eligible for this.... jai bjp jai modhiji

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  • Dr. Nagaraj Rao, Mysore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    this very same PM opposed subsidy while Dr.Singh proposed saying India's black money can make all rich. BTW - i got 15 lacs too.

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