Bio-metric system at ration shops in TS

  • Bid for transparency and to curb irregularities

Hyderabad: The Telangana government is going to introduce biometric system in all ration shops to check irregularities and to maintain transparency in distributing essential commodities across the state.

All the ration shops are likely to get the biometric system, Civil Supplies and Finance Minister Etala Rajender said on Monday after a high-level review meeting with Commissioner C V Anand and other officials. He directed the officials to take immediate measures to introduce it for fool-proof distribution of ration items.

Rajender also wanted the officials to give some more time to ration shop dealers to curb misuse of goods that should have been given to ration card holders. He asked the officials to focus on collecting CMR arrears from the millers by giving some more time and ensure proper procurement. The minister asked them to initiate stringent measures against those shifting the commodities to black market and illegal hoarders.

Rajendar also reiterated that severe action will be taken against those who carry misinformation campaign on the availability of salt in the market. The people should not get panicked as 900 metric tons of salt was available in the open market, he said, adding that hoarders will be dealt with iron hand. There should be no inconvenience to the farmers at grain purchase centers and officials should take steps to provide minimum support price to their produce, he stressed.

 -NSS

 

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