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Maharashtra offers Rs 100 Diwali kits to ration card holders; to cost state Rs 500 crore

The BJP and Shinde-led government in Maharashtra has decided to sweeten the Diwali of ration card holders by offering them a Diwali kit free of cost.

published on : 5th October 2022

17 lakh to get fortified rice through PDS in two Tamil Nadu districts

"There is no maximum cap for purchasing fortified rice. An AAY card holder, eligible for 20 kgs of rice a month, can opt for nutritional rice for this entire allocation (20 kgs),” said an official. 

published on : 19th September 2022

Why is ration card needed for government aid, asks Delhi HC 

The court observed that without a ration card, the petitioner would not get the benefit under RAN, which would defeat the scheme itself. 

published on : 6th August 2022

Why is ration card necessary for aid under Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi, asks Delhi HC

RAN provides financial assistance to patients, living below poverty line and who are suffering from major life-threatening diseases, to receive treatment at any hospital.

published on : 5th August 2022

Telangana to verify 19 lakh cancelled ration cards

The Consumer Affairs, Food & Civil Supplies Department has issued guidelines on how to conduct the field verification.

published on : 10th July 2022

Telangana: BJP State chief seeks human rights body intervention in cancelled ration cards issue

In his letter, he also claimed that seven lakh applications were pending approval even before the State government has stopped accepting fresh applications.

published on : 27th June 2022

Home delivery of smart ration cards soon

Applicants can avail the facility after paying a delivery fee of just Rs 25

published on : 23rd June 2022

Aadhaar linking helps weed out bogus users

While 52,475 duplicate ration cards in the state were deleted in 2020, another 104,511 cards were removed in 2021. 

published on : 25th March 2022

'One nation, one ration card' scheme will be made applicable across country from June 1: Paswan

The 'one nation, one ration card' scheme allows a beneficiary to avail subsidised ration anywhere in the country, provided the ration card is linked to Aadhaar.

published on : 7th February 2020

Bombay HC refuses to defer deadline to link Aadhaar with ration card

According to the plea filed in 2015, the Maharashtra government issued a resolution notifying a scheme for digitisation of ration cards.

published on : 25th February 2018

After Aadhaar privacy concerns, now identity, address, phone number of Tamil Nadu ration card holders freely available on PDS website

The address and ration card number of Tamil Nadu residents can be found on the state’s Public Distribution System’s website.

published on : 30th January 2018

Jharkhand girl starves to death as family did not have Aadhaar-linked ration card

The girl died on September 28 after her mother was unable to feed her. The family was struck off from government welfare rolls for not linking their ration card with the Aadhaar card.

published on : 17th October 2017