In order to provide rationing card to each poor person and poor family, officers in the rationing office are being given training in Pune. With the computerized rationing cards, bogus cards can be canceled. Under this around 1 lakh 88 thousand 229 bogus cards have been canceled so far. In order to create awareness regarding rationing cards, low cost grains on public distribution and electricity consumers, the Government has formed Consumer Welfare Advisory Committee. The rationing cards in Thane district would be computerized soon. With this the cards will photographs of the head of the family and this computerized ration card will be provided to all the slum dwellers, informed the President of Maharashtra state Consumer Welfare Advisory Committee, Kamal Farooq. Computerization of rationing cards will also help to keep a close eye on distribution of bogus cards. He further stated that about 39,45,014 ration cards have been already canceled and in Konkan area only 18 lakh 59 thousand 923 ration cards are genuine. He also assured that all the foodgrains would be of good quality. He further spoke on registration of complaints. With cameraperson Ravi Nikam, Monika Bhosale for NMTV News.
November 16, 2015