"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.
In his letter, he also claimed that seven lakh applications were pending approval even before the State government has stopped accepting fresh applications.
While 52,475 duplicate ration cards in the state were deleted in 2020, another 104,511 cards were removed in 2021.
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.
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.