APL cards to be distributed in a month

Department has received 22 lakh online applications

There is a good news for all those who have been waiting for their ration cards. The Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies department is all set to distribute APL cards for those who have applied online within a month. 

At present, the authorities have received 22 lakh online applications for ration card across the State, which includes seven lakh applications from the rural areas. The authorities are verifying the application. The selection of franchise companies to get the fingerprints of the applicants and for distribution of ration cards is under progress. 

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Department of Food and Civil Supplies Deputy Director Rajanna said “we have received 13,000 online applications. Four franchise companies have been selected in the district. This includes Madikeri—2, Virajpet and Somwarpet—one each. The distribution of the ration cards would begin within a month.”

The food inspectors will visit every house to verify the documents. The officials will verify RR number, collect details on family members. 

Before the food inspectors visit the house, the family would be intimated on the visit. After collecting the details, the franchise centre would be asked to collect the thumb impression of the applicant, said the Deputy Director. 

The online applications for the ration cards were invited in November. There is no last date for submitting the applications. Those who do not have computer facility can submit the applications to the Gram Panchayat office. The application form should have details on name of the family members, date of birth, residential address, RR number, mobile number etc. The online applications can be submitted through http://ahara.kar.nic.in 

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