Telugu Mahila, district committee, on Monday staged a dharna at the Collector's office and submitted representation to Collector M. Verabrahmaiah demanding that the government supply essential commodities like edible oil, sugar, tamarind, pulses and salt through FP shops apart from Re. 1-a-kg rice.
State Telugu Mahila executive secretary T. Atchutavalli, who led the leaders and cadres in the protest, said that the government had gone back on its promise of supplying LPG refill at Rs.100 and increasing rice quota from 20kg to 30kg.
In contrast, fuel prices had been increased 26 times and the LPG refill now costs about Rs.400.
Instead of finding ways and means to get revenue by controlling corruption it burdened the common man, she said and added that even farmers had not been receiving remunerative price for their produce.
She said women were not happy with the Re.1-a-kg rice scheme if their protest at Rachabanda was any indication. S. Kota MLA Kolla Lalitha Kumari, former Minsiter Padala Aruna, TDP district president D. Jagadish, and general secretary I.V.P. Raju participated in the protest.