While 52,475 duplicate ration cards in the state were deleted in 2020, another 104,511 cards were removed in 2021.
The court has directed the State government to file an affidavit a week before the scheduled date.
It has been observed that there are a number of beneficiaries who have not been taking ration for the last three to four months.
The ATM card-model ration card is gaining traction among the people.
The court was acting on a special leave petition that sought its intervention against the deletion of ration cards without issuing notices to cardholders in Telangana.
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Single women in the State, who have separated from their husbands or parents, will now be recognised as ‘family’, and will be issued ration cards by the civil supplies department.
Domestic workers rued not having food or social security. With ration cards being essential for social security schemes, the demand for them has increased.
An autorickshaw driver living in a colony here with his wife and two children is now running from pillar to post for almost a year for no fault of his.
The condition of rental agreement posed a problem to many people since more than one ration card was not sanctioned in a single address.
The JIPMER on Saturday withdrew its decision to give free treatment only to patients with Below Poverty Line (BPL) ration cards.
If we allow one-third of our citizens to go hungry when sufficient grains are available with us, how can we call the system ‘smart’?
The court also emphasised upon the importance of vaccination against COVID-19 and remarked that distribution of free ration should be made conditional upon the recipients being vaccinated.
Sharing details, Mall said that the 'DigiLocker Document Wallet' is integrated with documents issued by six different departments of the Bihar government.
Exacerbating the situation is the lockdown-induced closure of the anganwadis and schools that served noon meal to students from these families.