Hyderabad: The Chief Minister N.Kiran Kumar Reddy directed the Civil Supplies Department to constantly monitor and ensure the supply of subsidised rice (Rs.2-a-kg.) and other commodities supplied through the ration shops promptly to the ration card holders without giving any room for complaints. He has directed the Commissioner of Civil Supplies in this regard following reports about non-distribution of temporary ration cards to the new applicants as promised during Rachabanda.
The officials informed the Chief Minister that temporary ration cards were distributed as promised during the Rachabanda and subsidised rice and other essential commodities are being distributed to the white ration card holders every month. They told the Chief Minister that there are a total of 2,09,94,849 permanent ration cards in the State now. Of this 1,80,00418 are white ration cards (for the BPL families) and 29,94,431 are pink ration cards.
They said 6,11,816 temporary ration cards were generated for distributing to the eligible families during the Rachabanda programme. Officials stated that in all 5,42,088 temporary ration cards/coupons have already been distributed to the eligible families and the remaining cards could not be distributed for reasons such as promulgation of election code of conduct, migration, death of some family members, non eligibility at the time of final verification, door locked etc.
The officials said a quantity of 7,274.696 MTs of rice is required for distribution to the 6,11,816 (90%) temporary card holders. Allotment of rice and other commodities is being made to the temporary ration card holders from February, 2011 along with regular card holders and the commodities are being drawn by the families of such card holders. The rest of the identified applicants can collect their ration cards from the MRO office.
The Chief Minister said that all eligible applicants will be issued the ration cards in the State without fail after proper verification and process at the earliest.(NSS)