CM Kejriwal announces free ration for non card holders
| Wednesday | 19th May, 2021
New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that all those in the Capital without a ration card will now also be eligible for free ration from Fair Price Shops across the city — a scheme to be implemented in the next three to four days.
He said that the Delhi government is already providing free ration to around 72 lakh card-holders for May and June and that this benefit will be extended to anyone who declares they are poor, regardless of whether they have a ration card.
"There are many people who are poor, and do not possess a ration card because the ration quota got fulfilled for Delhi.
Meanwhile, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain on Tuesday conducted surprise inspections of Fair Price Shops in the Shalimar Bagh area and took action against several FPS dealers.
Hussain also interacted with beneficiaries and checked with them whether they were being charged for the ration supplies.
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