No free rice for villages with open-defecation: Kiran Bedi

Puducherry: Puducherry’s Lt Governor Kiran Bedi issued an absurd diktat on Saturday saying that the distribution of free rice to villagers in the union territory will be stopped if their villages are not defecation and garbage free. She said free rice will be distributed only when people stop often defecation.

She announced that free rice will be distributed only after receiving a joint certificate by the MLA and the Commune Commissioner to the Civil Supplies Commissioner. Till then the free rice supplies will be kept on hold and in safe storage.

The move has been condemned by various quarters.