The figure for 2021-22, new BPL families was 1,751 while two moved away from the category. In 2022-23, the rise in BPL category families was 303 while the decrease was only one.
KH Muniyappa told the media that the authorities have transferred Rs 170 per person, instead of 5kg rice, to more than 1 crore cardholders.
Families owning white-board cars not considered BPL, says Muniyappa; K’taka in talks with AP, TS to procure rice.
He said in its election manifesto, the BJP has promised free LPG cylinders during Ugadi, Ganesha Chaturthi, and Deepavali and free half-litre milk to BPL families.
It may not be possible to implement scheme immediately: Food and Civil Supplies official
Of the total 1,800 people surveyed, 33 per cent of the boys from rural Karnataka had strong misconceptions.
The timing of the order leads to the suspicion that the Centre wants to make it clear who is in charge.
Several activists have been demanding the government to identify and punish those who have acquired BPL cards illegally.