6kg rice supply to poor in TS
- Efforts on to complete the process
- Food Security in all districts, Partha Sarathi
Hyderabad, January 14: Commissioner of Civil Supplies C. Partha Sarathi today reviewed the issue of supply of 6 kg rice to the beneficiaries under Food Security Act with Chief Rationing Officer, District Resource Persons and NIC officials.
The Commissioner of Civil Supplies observed that the enquiries in all the rural and urban areas have been completed but in the urban areas viz., Hyderabad, Medak (Patancheru, Ramachandrapuram, Siddipet and urban Medak), Warangal (Warangal and Hanamkonda) and Karimnagar (Siricilla and Ramagundam) districts still enquiries are to be completed. He stressed that all the enquiries should be completed at a brisk pace so that all the eligible beneficiaries should be supplied 6 kg rice per member on all the Food Security Cards.
The CCS said instances have come to the notice that still a number of beneficiaries are yet to be identified in the urban areas, particularly in Khammam, Nalgonda and Medak districts. The beneficiaries should be identified without further loss of time and depending upon their eligibility criteria, the beneficiaries should be covered under the Food Security Act and no eligible beneficiary should be left out in the Telangana State.
Partha Sarathi observed that the seeding throughout Telangana State is about 95% but the seeding with database of FSC is ranging from 57% to 75% in the districts, and the average seeding throughout the State is 66%. He has instructed all the concerned that under no circumstances the eligible beneficiaries should be left out and 6 kg rice supply per member on each Food Security Card should be given quota so that the Food Security Act is implemented in Telangana State during this month itself.
All the preparations involved in the process of issue of Food Security Cards should be brought to a logical conclusion and all the important fields should be properly uploaded in the database and to be completed by the end of January, 2015, so as to be ready with the complete data for generation of Food Security Cards from February. He categorically reiterated that no eligible beneficiaries should be left out without supply at 6 kg rice on the pretext that he has not given the Aadhaar number. In such cases, temporary approval for release of quota can be given and the individuals may be requested to furnish the Aadhaar number at a later date so that no ineligible name crops up in the database so that there is no pilferage of essential commodities leading to black marketing. All the beneficiaries can take the advantage of the facility provided now, they shall also take action to get the Aadhaar number to be furnished to the officials concerned. (NSS)