Rice will be supplied to every beneficiary: CSC Chairman

Hyderabad: Civil Supplies Corporation Chairman Mareddy Srinivas Reddy said as per the instruction of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao 12 kg free rice will be distributed to 2.80 crores beneficiaries in Telangana. On Friday, the Chairman held a review meeting with officials on rice distribution.

The Chiarman said that as beneficiaries all are coming one at a time to the Ration Shops they are getting crowded and transactions are getting slowed.

He requested that who have taken token only to come to Ration shops and take rice. Due to small technical problems in State Data Centre (SDC) server went down, Civil Supplies Commissioner P. Satyanarayana Reddy immediately spoke with IT Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan and cleared the obstacles.

Mareddy Srinivas Reddy said that in last two day record transactions were registered at ration shops. On 1st and 2nd April 14 lakh ration card holders took 55,561 metric tons of rice. On 3rd till afternoon another 4 lakh people have taken rice.

There is no need to panic, as 3.34 lakh metric tons of rice is ready to be supplied to 2.80 crores beneficiaries. Rice will be supplied till this month end. Ration shops will work from 7 AM to & 7PM every day and after 15 days restriction would also be lifted for smooth rice distribution.

Due to Central Governments rule to enter ration details in Anna Vitaran Portal biometric is compulsory, but Telangana government had some exemptions in this policy.

Beneficiaries who are obtaining ration regularly for the last three months can get rice without biometric option. But beneficiaries who are taking rice through portability should compulsory have to take rice by using biometric machine.

Every Ration Card holder will get Rs. 1500 through rice disbursement scheme, the amount will be credited in their accounts and there is no link if only rice is taken amount will be given. The officials are taken necessary measures for the smooth transactions. (INN)

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