ANNA BHAGYA SCHEME: A SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY (With Special reference to Ballari District)
Dr. Rajendraprasad N.L
This paper to explore whether Anna bhagya program is ensuring food security among the Ballari District, the Government of Karnataka has been launched the scheme for food subsidization and public distribution systems are the cornerstone for the appraisal and eradication of food insecurity in Karnataka. Whereas the Government of India passed the National Food Security Bill, the Government of Karnataka implemented a revised food distribution system, known as the Anna bhagya Yojana Scheme. Captivating into consideration the severity of food security in the state of Karnataka, the scheme must become optimized in order to efficiently allocate and distribute food for the people at affordable prices. The state government will spend Rs 4,500 crore every year for the scheme. A total of 108.98 lakhs priority households will be eligible to receive free food grains through a network of 20.778 fair price shops across the state from May 2018. As per revised Anna bhagya Scheme from the year 2017-18 beneficiaries are given 35 kgs of food grains (Rice/ Wheat / Ragi) at 30 kg of rice at Rs 1 per kg and also 1 kg of sugar, 1 kg of Palm oil, 1 kg of Salt and 3 litres of kerosene at concessional rate to the AAY and BPL families. This study is focusing on the Historical background of food security in Karnataka and Ballari District, problems and challenges after the implementation of Anna bhagya Yojana scheme. This study of the Anna bhagya scheme I taking time into consideration when deciding which methodology would be the most effective. My tactics began with the use of descriptive statistics in order to conduct a basic analysis of the information collecting, this study taking place throughout various taluks in Ballari, including both rural and urban site. Finally, the Anna Bhagya scheme is a lifeline to poor families in Ballari District.
Methodology: present study is based on Primary as well as secondary sources of information obtained from various journals, reports, newspapers and internet and field survey
Objectives of the Study
The following are the specific objectives of the present study.
- To study the impact of Anna Bhagya scheme on the below poverty people in providing food security.
- To look into the problems and challenges faced by beneficiaries of Anna Bhagya to get the food grains timely and Public Distribution shops in distribution of food grains freely or at economical prices fixed by the Government in Bellary district.
KEYWORDS: food security, Anna bhagya scheme, food grains, poverty line