He, however, assured that those card holders, who could not draw ration due to the pandemic, can get their lapsed ration cards restored.
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At the outset, senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, appearing for petitioner Koili Devi, said the petition deals with the larger issue.
A rapid assessment says that close to one in two families (48%) living in Perumbakkam do not have ration cards linked to fair-price shops in the area.
The dry rations were distributed through approximately 550 designated centres across Delhi from April 7, 2020.
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The Civil Supplies Department plans to extend the e-ration card programme to the entire state by April.
The Supreme Court, in a judgement in 2018 had stated that no child can be denied benefits of NFSA if he/she does not have Aadhaar card.
Sex workers in the state will be given ration cards under priority category without considering their financial status.
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The link between Aadhaar and mobile number is mandatory under the One Nation One Ration Card plan which the state government implemented recently.
States have also been asked to collect data, which can then be collated into a central database.
Tamil Nadu has become the 11th state in the country to successfully undertake the Public Distribution System (PDS) reforms stipulated by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, it said.
The DMK on Monday urged the State government to take steps to issue tokens to ration cardholders for getting Pongal gift only through ration shop employees and not AIADMK cadre.
This is despite the card holders given two weeks for applying conversion which ended on December 20.
Uttar Pradesh is the biggest beneficiary with an additional borrowing window of Rs 4,851 crore, followed by Karnataka Rs 4,509 crore and Gujarat Rs 4,352 crore.
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.