Hyderabad: The subsidy from both the Centre and state governments for the Rs 1-per-kg rice scheme in Telangana amounts to Rs 6,000 crore a year (Rs 3,820 crore from the Centre and Rs 2,248 crore from the state), but it is estimated that at least Rs 1,000 crore is being drained away by massive corruption at various levels and never reaches the intended beneficiaries.
This is in addition to the diversion of rice to the black market by those who have obtained ration cards by illegal means. There is no estimate of the value of the rice pumped into the black market.
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