Karnataka’s first rice ATM
Karnataka’s first rice dispensing machine or the rice ATM will be set up in one of the slum areas in Bengaluru in the next coming months. It is part of the project ‘Annapurti’ – the Central government’s pilot project implement in close partnership with the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP). Such machines are intended to curb malpractices in the PDS. They can dispense 2 commodities at the speed of 25 kg per 1.3 minutes.