Rice scheme will make people lazy: Malimath

Published: 09th July 2013 08:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2013 08:12 AM   |  A+A-


Chairman of Karnataka Law Commission Justice V S Malimath on Monday said the state government’s proposed Rs1 per kg rice scheme’ (Anna Bhagya) will make people lazy.

The former Chief Justice of Kerala High Court said the government must focus on creating jobs and providing employment instead of providing rice at Rs1 per kg.

He told the reporters on the sidelines of Pride of Karnataka Award presentation ceremony organised by Round Table India and Ladies Circle India: “The government must think before implementing such schemes when it does not have enough money even to cover essential expenses. Only surplus funds should be put into such programmes.”

Justice Malimath expressed doubts on the constitutional validity of the scheme.

“There are people who don’t have a single rupee to spare. How can they be expected to benefit from this scheme? The government must provide employment to people and not make them more lazy,” he said.

The Pride of Karnataka awards were conferred on Jnanpith awardee Chandrashekhar Kambar , former Infosys director T V Mohandas Pai, NGO Arghyam chief Rohini Nilekani, oncologist Dr K S Gopinath and golfer Sharmila Nicollet.

Let Youth Lead Infosys, Says Pai

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines, Pai said Infosys should give responsibility to youngsters to take the company forward.

“The young players have taken over the mantle to take the Indian team forward. They are batting, bowling and fielding well. Likewise, young Infoscions should be given the responsibility to take brighten the company’s prospects,” Pai said.He urged the CM to call off the `1/kg rice scheme as it would be a burden on exchequer. 


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