This is a bitter pill for those dependent on ration shops for their monthly supply of sugar.
Sugar will not be sold through the public distribution system (PDS) in April throughout Karnataka, with the government unable to procure sugar owing to high prices and none willing to participate in the tendering process.
Minister of State for Food and Civil Supplies Dinesh Gundu Rao told The Hindu that none had come forward to participate in the tendering process in 15 districts of Karnataka to procure sugar, which had hit distribution. He promised that it would be compensated in May.
“The government was procuring sugar at Rs. 23 till last month, but it has now touched Rs. 38 a kg,” said Mr. Rao, pointing out that the government was not able to procure sugar at the high rate.
[Source:- The Himdu]