Ration Card-holders can draw ration from any shop in State: C.V. Anand

Hyderabad, March.31 : By introducing advanced technology in every aspect Telangana Civil Supplies Department achieved tremendous results which got applaud from various section country wide, now has taken a revolutionary decision by implementing Ration from anywhere (Portability) which will benefit 2.75 crore beneficiaries state wide.

From now onwards, the card holders can draw their essential commodities at any ration shop State side which will be in effect from tomorrow (April 1, 2018) under portability scheme. The Commissioner said the portability scheme is already implemented district wise which yielded good response from all sections of people especially cardholders, will now be implemented state wide, where beneficiaries can avail there ration from anywhere in the state.

The Portability created competition between ration dealers and beneficiaries are getting good services. Cardholder need not go particularly to his allotted ration shop but can get his ration from anywhere in the state. Cardholders used get their commodities only in the ration shop allotted to them. Families migrating or shifting from one place another where unable to to get ration from the nearest ration shop, but had to get ration commodities from the allotted shop even if it is far away. The beneficiaries had to wait for the ration shops to open and for the stock availability.

There is no limitation to get the commodities in a particular ration shop. The beneficiaries can get their essential commodities near to their house or any place irrespective of ration shop where their card is allotted. Even if card holders shifts or moves to other areas, they need not go for change of shop as card holder can get ration from any ration within the state.

Family members included in the ration card can get ration individually from anywhere in the state. For example, out of five members of a family one can get quota of rice or kerosene or wheat from Mahaboobnagar district, two members can get rice from Medak or kerosene from Adilabad. SMS message will be sent to the registered mobile number about the quota as soon as the ration is taken.

Commissioner said that, ration cards will not be terminated even if card holders do not take their ration Commissioner C.V. Anand said by downloading T-Ration App one can get the location nearer to them by one click. Every card holder should get the benefits of this App. Last year from June 1 onwards Portability was implemented in 1545 ration shops of Greater Hyderabad circle which got tremendous response from the card holders as they were able to get commodities from the shops close to them. In ten months duration about 29 lakh transactions were made by portability.

Portability developed healthy competition among the dealers. Good behaviour from dealer and complaints from the card holders on the behaviour of the dealer got reduced. Now it is decided to extend the portability within the state with effect from April 1, 2018. The card holder can draw their ration from any Ration shop in the Telangana state.

There are 85 lakh ration cards in the State and they get their ration from 17,000 ration shops in the state. They are all linked to Aadhar based biometric system which helps the card holder to get his ration from anywhere in the State. For this in advance 10 to 15 percent extra stock is supplied to every ration shop

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