Puber’s Pen Correspondent: More than 62 million ration cards have been canceled in the state. The Food Minister said this while answering questions on fake ration cards in the Assembly. More than 62 lakh 24 thousand non-existent, dead and fake ration cards have already been blocked. The state said that the process of canceling the card will continue continuously.
According to sources, the Food Department has come across one and a half million fake ration cards. And as a result the loss of the state government is about 1800 crores per annum. The food department was shocked after reporting this huge amount of fake cards. After that, it was decided to block the card. As a result, the government is saving more than Rs 90 crore every month in the food grain sector.
Food department officials believe that if all fake ration cards are blocked by next March, the savings will be more. According to them, if the decision is fully implemented, monthly savings will increase to 150 million lira.
The Food Department has started to prevent fake ration cards. According to sources in the Food Department, if the cards were not blocked, a large portion of food grains supplied with government subsidies would have been smuggled abroad. Cards are marked in red on the departmental portal and blocked. It was also stated that you cannot buy food from the ration by showing that card.