Activists, distribution card candidates desire PDS to be made global
Hyderabad: Recently the State government began dispersing totally free rice however yet there is no info on when enrollment for brand-new distribution cards will certainly start. Due to that several qualified cardholders are being denied of totally free rice. Vexed with lengthy pending concerns a couple of social protestors and also recipients have actually asked for the Civil Supplies division to make the Public Distribution System (PDS) global.
Said social protestor S Q Masood, “Without taking up registration for new ration cards, the government has started distributing rice, as there are still many beneficiaries whose ration card applications got rejected without any verification in 2018. They can’t avail themselves of the new ration cards, as the registration has not begun. There is no clarity when the registration for new ration card will begun. We have given many representations to the concerned officials, but they fell on deaf ears. It will be better if the government makes it universal so anybody who is in need can avail of the rice or other essential commodities under PDS, including pulses, edible oil, wheat flour at an affordable price.”
“Being the beneficiary, I am unable to avail the free rice, as I don’t have a ration card, vexed with sending various representation letters to the Civil Supplies department to start registration for new ration cards but all fell on deaf ears. It will better if state government makes it universal, we are not telling to give us for free, they can charge minimum rate,”
Stated a recipient. Rahul Rao, “We don’t know when the registration will be taken up as no notification has been issued. Many times we have given representations and also requested the department officials to make the PDS universal, but nothing has happened”.