Bengaluru, DHNS: Tur dal will soon be sold through the public distribution system at subsidised rates across the state.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday gave the go-ahead to the Department of Food and Civil Supplies to provide one kg of tur dal to BPL families through PDS. The launch date is yet to be decided.
Food and Civil?Supplies Minister U?T?Khader said at present, foodgrains provided through PDS?are carbohydrate-based.
“The government intends to introduce a protein component?by introducing tur dal for the first time,” Khader said. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting chaired by Siddaramaiah on Wednesday.
Khader said the department will tie up with city corporations to provide meals during nights to the homeless in urban areas. Rice, sambar or curd rice with pickle will be provided. To begin with, the scheme will be launched in BBMP?limits. BBMP?has to identify places where the meal will be served in vans.
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