Cupfuls of misery

  • 27/02/1997

Cupfuls of misery in december 1984, the Telugu Desam (a regional party in Andhra Pradesh), came to power and introduced a scheme to provide the poor households of the state rice at a nominal cost of Rs 2 per kg (it has since been revised to Rs 3.50 per kg). The cheap rice scheme, which is still in operation, deems a household as being poor if any of the following conditions apply