K'taka to set up control rooms to monitor LPG,ration supply

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Mangalore, Jul 8 (UNI) The Karnataka Government is contemplating setting up Control Rooms to monitor supply of LPG and ration items, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies H Halappa said today.

Talking to newsmen after presiding over a meeting here, he said the Control Rooms to be set up at all districts within the next ten days would redress complaints on non-timely supply of LPG cylinders and PDS items.

Public can complaint about irregular supply of gas cylinders and also bring to the notice supply of LPG meant for domestic purpose to hotels or vehicles.

The PDS shops would be strictly instructed to display the complete list of BPL and APL cardholders to enable beneficiaries to easily identify the cards and prevent their misuse.

Under Grievance-9 (G9) category, 45 lakh applications had been received for ration cards in the state of which 12 lakh were identified and four lakh issued BPL cards.

Steps were being taken to issue cards to the remaining 7.28 lakh people, he said.

Under new rules, of the 1.24 crore cardholders in the state, only 80 lakh (70 per cent) were eligible for BPL ration cards and remaining falling under APL category who were availing BPL benefits.

He said a 100-day programme had been chalked out to identify those who had availed BPL cards despite not being eligible.


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