Centre issues advisory to States, UTs to issue ration cards to most vulnerable & economically weaker sections of population

The step has been taken in view of the difficulties faced by the poor people in obtaining a ration card due to the Covid-19 pandemic crisis in the country.

The Centre has issued an advisory to all the States and Union Territories to launch a special drive to issue ration cards to the most vulnerable and economically weaker sections of population. The step has been taken in view of the difficulties faced by the poor people in obtaining a ration card due to the Covid-19 pandemic crisis in the country.

The Department of Food and Public Distribution has urged the States and Union to utilize the available coverage under their National Food Security Act, NFSA limit. The operational responsibilities like identification of eligible persons and households under NFSA and issuance of ration cards to them rests with States and Union Territories.

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