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CM Siddaramaiah vows to make Karnataka Hunger Free

Bengaluru: On the Independence Day Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has announced the startup of 101 Indira Canteens which would provide food at affordable rates to the labour class and poor migrants.

“I am happy to announce that we are opening on Wednesday Indira canteens across Bengaluru to feed every day the people from the labour class and poor migrants to the city,” he said in his Independence Day speech here.

Rs.5/- Breakfast per Plate
Rs. 10/- Lunch and Dinner per Plate

Initially 101 Civic Wards will have the Indira Canteens and the remaining 97 Wards will have them on 2nd October to mark the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

The Chief Minister who also holds the Finance Portfolio has allotted Rs 100 Crore budget for the present year. The CM has also announced of free 7kg of rice for every below poverty line (BPL) beneficiary every month statewide under the scheme ‘Anna Bhagya Yojana’, with the moto of making Karnataka free of hunger.

It has been reported widely that the corruption is rampant at different levels of bureaucracy in the state due to which the government initiated schemes do not reach the lowest level, this is to be seen as to how the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will ensure its proper and honest implementation.

Addressing a gathering of about 8,000 people at the Field Marshal Manekshaw parade ground, Siddaramaiah said pulses (Tur dal) was also being supplied at a subsidised rate.

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