Centre includes Parboiled rice in PDS

 Centre includes Parboiled rice in PDS
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Udupi, Jan 08, 2022: People of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi will shortly be able to get their favorite Parboiled rice at the PDS shops.

With the central government giving its nod the state government will now initiate steps to distribute the parboiled rice to the people.

“Every month there is a need of about 1 lakh quintal rice to be distributed in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada. People wanted parboiled rice under this. When I was the in-charge minister of Dakshina Kannada district, I had submitted the proposal to the government. The central government led by Narendra Modiji has given its nod now,” Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary told reporters here today.

“I would like to remember and thank both the MPs- Nalin Kumar Kateel and Minister Shobha Karandlaje who gave their support. Also, I would like to thank the Chief Minister, Agriculture Minister, and all the elected representatives who supported this,” he said.

Poojary said that steps will be taken to purchase the rice varieties grown locally and provide them through PDS.

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