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Govt plans new ration cards only after duplicates are weeded out

According to the Ministry, as an outcome of digitisation, a total of 2.98 crore ration cards were deleted or cancelled by State and Union Territories between 2013 and 2018. This resulted in reducing leakage and diversion in PDS.

Explained: Why the One Nation, One Ration Card scheme could be a boon for poor migrants

A ration card is issued to the head of the family. It is used by households to get essential food grains at subsidised prices from designated ration shops (also called fair price shops) under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS).

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One nation, one ration card: Govt launches pilot project

Beneficiaries in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh can now buy their quota of ration from Public Distribution System (PDS), or ration shops, in either state. Similar would be the case in Maharasthra and Gujarat.

Another man dies of 'hunger' in Jharkhand

Rajendra Birhor, belonging to the primitive Birhor tribe, died Thursday at Nawadih village in Mandu block, 20 km from Ramgarh in Jharkhand. However, district officials denied it, saying his death was due to "illness".

Punjab launches Smart Ration Card scheme

The biometric-supported electronic system would eradicate anomalies of the conventional public distribution system and decimate the probability of ghost beneficiaries, Punjab Food Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu said.

Delhi: After month’s delay, ration shops get iris machines

The iris machines — an alternative to electronic Point of Sale (e-PoS) machines in cases where biometrics do not match — were made operational across the city from March 1.

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From April 1, ration cards will not be valid proof for passport application

While state govt wants to make ration card Aadhaar-linked, the Centre has said that ration card will no longer be considered as address proof.

Only 40% linkage of Aadhar card with ration cards: District administration

The earlier deadline was May 31 and it was extended to December 31.

‘Only nine out of 52 lakh holders linked Aadhaar to ration cards’

The government had put the proposal to link ration cards with Aadhaar numbers so as to enhance the Public Distribution.

Govt plans to ‘link’ ration cards with Aadhaar

Of total 1.2 crore ration cards issued in Gujarat, 1.07 crore cards are bar coded with biometric details

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