2 rupees rice

The Andhra Pradesh government has re-launched the Rs 2-a-kg rice scheme for below-poverty-line (BPL) families in the State from Wednesday, coinciding with Ugadi, the Telugu New Year Day that was celebrated two days ago. 

Chief Minister Dr Y S Rajasekhar Reddy formally inaugurated the scheme at Jadcharla in backward Mahbubnagar district on Wednesday even as his ministerial colleagues, Congress legislators and MPs kick-started the sale of subsidized rice to BPL families through fair price shops across the State.

Legislators of other parties, too, participated in the launch in their respective constituencies. In all, about 42,000 fair price shops are networked to sell the subsidized rice.

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