The family members whose names have been suspended from ration cards for failing to seed Aadhaar, can include their names back to the ration cards, said District-In-charge Minister Pramod Madhwaraj.
Speaking at a district-level food vigilance committee, he said that a total of 1.10 lakh members names have been removed from ration cards for having failed to seed Aadhaar in Udupi district. As a result, many are not getting the food grains. In rural areas, names can be included in gram panchayats and franchises in urban areas. After their inclusion, the beneficiaries have to inform the same to the food department in the taluk office.
When the members said that many do not get food grains even after seeding Aadhaar, the minister directed the officials to set right the loopholes. BPL card is essential for Deen Dayal electricity connection, Bhagyalakshmi Yojane, Vajpayee Arogya Yojane. Hence, BPL cards should be issued on a priority basis.
He said that all the vehicles transporting food grains under public distribution system should be installed with GPS. The officials should ensure that the stocked foodgrains are not spoiled.
ZP president Dinakar Babu, Udupi CMC president Meenakshi Madhava, Additional DC G Anuradha, ZP CEO Shivananda Kapashi and others were present.