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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday pulled up the Kamareddy district collector Jitesh Patil when the latter couldn’t present a solution to what was the Centre and the state’s share within the rice equipped by way of honest worth outlets.

Ms Sitharaman, who was attending varied programmes in Zaheerabad Parliamentary Constituency as a part of BJP’s ‘Lok Sabha Pravas Yojana’, additionally requested Collector Jitesh Patil why the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was lacking on the store in Birkur because the Centre bears a lion’s share within the subsidised rice which is being bought at Rs 1 within the state to beneficiaries.

“The rice which is bought at Rs 35 within the open market was being distributed to folks at Rs 1 right here. How a lot is the state authorities bearing?” she requested the Collector.

She mentioned the Centre is supplying the rice in PDS outlets bearing all the prices, together with logistics and storage, and was attempting to get a solution whether or not that free rice is reaching the folks or not.

Ms Sitharaman mentioned roughly, the Centre bears Rs 30, the state authorities offers Rs 4, whereas Re 1 is collected from the beneficiaries.