Siddaramaiah launches Anna Bhagya guarantee scheme


The BJP government at the Centre is carrying out an anti-poor, dirty politics by stopping the supply of rice to the state as soon as the Annabhagya Yojana was announced, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah expressed indignation that the Central Government would not give it for free. We would pay Rs 34 per kg.
He was speaking after launching the direct cash transfer to the beneficiaries of Annbhagya Scheme which was held at Banquet hall, Vidhana Soudha today.
After the Union Government stopped the supply of rice to the people of Karnataka, it started auctioning that rice through e-auction. But now no one is coming forward to buy rice through e-auction, as per media reports. Should we call it dirty politics or not? He questioned the people of the country through the media whether it should be called politics of hatred against the Kannada people or not.
Rs.170 each is now directly transferred to the accounts of 4,42,00000 beneficiaries. CM Siddaramaiah questioned that what bothers BJP if the poor and middle class have two meals a day. People may spend this money on their food and live a comfortable life, he said.
The historic program was launched on the 50th day of the formation of the government under the slogan ‘Annabhagya-Food security for a peaceful life’.
Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar released the Annabhagya logo. The information letter of the project was released by Health Minister K.H Muniyappa.
Ministers and MLAs including Ramalingareddy, B.S Suresh, H.K Patil were present
Highlights of the programme
l Funds were first transferred to beneficiaries of Mysore and Kolar districts*
l Money will be transferred to all the beneficiaries of the state in a phased manner every day from tomorrow
After DBT, the Chief Minister released the promotional video of the project
10 years ago on the same day, Siddaramaiah launched the scheme when he became Chief Minister for the first time
Siddaramaiah, who was sworn in as Chief Minister for the first time on Basava Jayanti, had announced the Annabhagya Yojana as part of his lifetime aspiration and concern, to make Karnataka hunger-free as per Basavanna’s Dasoha culture.