The bountiful state of Karnataka has some 13 million households as per the census rolls. It would stand to reason that poor families (who need subsidised food grain) constitute a percentage of this figure. Actually, the figure is over 100%. Put another way, there are almost 15 million households which classify as poor and thus entitled to food grain subsidies, which is more than Karnataka’s population. Put differently, all the tech billionaires we know of, including Infosys Founder N R Narayana Murthy who reside in Bangalore are poor.