Anna Bhagya Scheme in Karnataka PDF 2019

Anna Bhagya Scheme in Karnataka PDF 2019 -20 [Application Form, Ration Card, Eligibility Criteria, Documents List] 

The Anna Bhagya scheme in Karnataka announced by CM HD Kumaraswamy has been aimed to give 5kg rice to low-income families. This shall help to achieve ‘hunger-free’ state. The scheme has been introduced by the previous congress government so that it could bridge the gap between coalition partners Congress and JDS. On the contrary, BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan offered 7kg rice to BPL cardholders. During the official meeting, state CM said that he is going to review the amount of rice to be given to poor people of the state. Read the following part of the scheme to know about eligibility criteria and other relevant details.

Name of scheme


Anna Bhagya scheme
Target group of scheme


BPL card holder
Main objective of the scheme


To make hunger-free state
Scheme launched in


Scheme announced by


HD Kumaraswamy
Initial launch date of the scheme 2013
Tonnes of rice required every month 80,000 metric tonnes



 What are the highlighting features of the scheme?

  • Reduction in rice amount – The Congress leaders of the state said that they will give 7kg rice to every BPL cardholder whereas CM of Karnataka has reduced the amount of tice to 5kg rice. It triggered debate between the central and the state when CM of the state tried to justify that by reducing the rice amount, they could save a total of rupees 600 to rupees 700 crores.
  • Main objective of the scheme – The main aim of launching the Anna Bhagya scheme is to eradicate the problems of hunger in the state. Therefore, this can give better living opportunities for the poor people of the state.
  • Target group of the state – The main target group of the above said scheme are the families suffering from poverty. This will provide rice to every BPL cardholder on a monthly basis.

What are the eligibility criteria for the scheme?

The beneficiaries of the scheme will be surveyed on the basis of the following criteria before they are considered eligible for the scheme.

  • Citizen of state – The Anna Bhagya scheme has been launched in Karnataka for betterment of people suffering from poverty. Only, the citizens of the state can opt for the scheme benefits.
  • Annual income – If the individual is a government employee or own cars or tractors, they are not eligible to get scheme benefits. So, individual opting for the scheme has to produce details of annual income.
  • BPL cardholder – The scheme has been launched for every BPL card holder. So, individuals have to justify each of their claims with help of proper documents at the time of registration. This shall help to determine whether they are eligible to get the scheme benefits or not.

Documents required under the scheme

  • Residential proof – Citizens of the state should provide documents like Aadhaar card, Voter ID card and others to ensure that they are native of Karnataka. They have to produce the documents at the time of registration under the scheme.
  • Annual income documents –Individual should produce BPL cards to justify their claim that they belong to BPL category. The relevant documents should be produced at the time of online registration for the scheme benefits.

Details of online registration under the scheme

  • Offline mode of application – The deserving and interested households can apply for the scheme benefits through offline mode.
  • BPL application form – The applicants have to visit the nearest gram panchayat office or the district office where they will be assisted with the application process. From the office, the households have to collect the BPL application form. After they complete filling of the application form, they have to submit it along with other relevant document proof.
  • Ration card office – Once the households get the BPL certificates, they have to visit ration card office to get the ration card in their respective area. In the ration card office, individuals can fill up form to get BPL ration card. With this card, the BPL households can opt for food grains at a low rate from nearby ration shops.

Anna Bhagya Coupon or Ration Card

If households wish to get food grains at lower rate, they must have ration cards. This is mentioned in the above mentioned scheme. Even for easy distribution, the state government has planned to introduce Anna Bhagya Coupon system. The coupons were distributed from coupon centers and the BPL families have to collect it. By showing this coupon, families can get their monthly quota of grains from nearby ration shops. Previously, the coupon was given from the village panchayat centers. Also, sufficient coupon was not given and most of the households could not avail it to get food grains at lower price. This is where the idea of ration card came into being and it is thus, the best alternative.

The state government is trying their best to come to a conclusion so that they can implement the above-said scheme quickly. This shall help to make the state a hunger-free one. With the help of scheme benefits, people belonging to the BPL category can live a good life.

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