21 - 02 - 2019

More than sixty thousand ration cards fake

Agartala, Sept 21,2018: More than sixty thousand fake ration cards have been indentified in state. The large number of fake ration card came to light after digitations of public distribution system in state. This was informed by  education minister Ratan Lal Nath.

He said before digitization number of ration card holders was 9,62,046 and number of consumers was 39,40,277. Whereas after digitization the number of ration of cards came down to 8,99,706 and number of consumers to 36,59,501 – means 62,340 ration cards are fake. Number of consumers from the fake raion cards is 2,80,776. Nath termed it as a big scam of previous Left Rule government in state. He alleged that every month 14 lakh 3 thousand and 80 kg of rice was procured from centre. Nath wanted to know who were benefitted by those fake ration cards.