More than 4 crore ration cards canceled More than 4 crore ration cards have been canceled in about seven years. This information has been provided by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. Let’s know what is the reason for this ..
Canceled between 2013 and 2020
According to the Ministry, canceled between 2013 and 2020, 4.39 crore fake ration cards have been canceled between 2013 and 2020 to identify the right beneficiaries. However, in lieu of canceled ration cards, new cards have been issued regularly to the rightful and eligible beneficiaries / families.
Why the decision was taken The Department of Food and Public Distribution (NFSA) said that this campaign was launched to improve public distribution system (PDS) and transparency.
81.35 crore people are getting ration
According to the information given by the Ministry of Ration to 81.35 crore people, food grains are being made available to 81.35 crore people through PDS at a very low price. It is two-thirds of the country’s population according to the 2011 census.
Ration at a cheaper rate is currently providing food grains (rice, wheat and other coarse grains) to more than 80 crore people of the country at concessional rates of Rs. 3, Rs. 2 and Rs. 1 per kg. .
Aadhaar linking is mandatory
Let us tell you that it is now mandatory to link ration card to Aadhaar. If you do not link Aadhaar, the ration card can be canceled in the future.
One country, one ration card compulsory In the past, the government had announced to make one country and one ration card mandatory in the new year. This means that you can take ration of your share in any part of the country on a ration card.