The BPL card holders of Dakshina Kannada disrict of Karnataka,will get an option to choose from  the parboiled rice and raw rice from the ration shops from august this year.

This was due to the demand of some ration card holder who wanted only the parboiled rice.But several card holders protected for this as they claim that

the  parboiled rice supplied in ration shops are different from the local variety they use at home.bpl

The parboiled rice if cooked in the morning remains well till noon only but the local parboiled rice remains fresh till d end of day so they had expressed their dislike for the parboiled rice supplied in ration shops.

Deputy Director of Food and Civil Supplies, C.S. Sharanabasappa, said the State government had allotted both parboiled rice and raw rice for August.The government has alloted 2400 tonnes of rice of which 1200 tonnes was raw rice and 1200 tonnes of parboiled rice

Mr. Sharanabasappa said raw rice and parboiled rice would be allocated to select ration shops located in areas where there had been greater demand for both the varieties of rice, he said.