Hyderabad: Out of the three.5 crore people inside the state, 2.75 crore are underneath the poverty line in response to statistics obtainable with the civil gives division.
The federal authorities spends Rs 6,380 crore a 12 months to supply these households rice at Rs 1 a kg, shopping for it at Rs 29 inside the open. Of this, the Centre’s subsidy is Rs three,715 crore and the state pays Rs 2,655 crore.
Civil gives minister Etala Rajendar knowledgeable the Assembly on Monday that these figures confirmed that the BPL statistics have been unsuitable and proved that there was largescale diversion of subsidised rice to the open market.
To rectify this, he acknowledged, the federal authorities was conducting inspections of BPL households to weed out bogus beneficiaries.