HYDERABAD: The state government on Tuesday rationalised the number of ration cards in fair price shops in the state. This will enable the citizens to access their ration shop easily and ration shop dealers will get fair amount of monthly income through commission.
The civil supplies department issued orders to this effect on Tuesday. Accordingly, in GHMC area each FP shop will have 1,000 to 1,200 cards. In other corporations, each shop will have 800 to 1,000 cards and each shop will have 600 to 800 cards in municipalities and Nagar Panchayats. In rural areas, each fair price shop will have up to 500 cards.
The rationalisation of cards was done to ensure that the distance to be covered by the card-holder from his residence to the FP shop should not be more than 3 km in areas other than tribal areas and it shall be one km in tribal areas. The economic viability of the fair price shop dealer shall be kept in view while considering the number of cards to be attached to each FP shop.