K'taka to set up Control Rooms to monitor supply of LPG

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Mangalore, July 8 (UNI) The Karnataka Government is contemplating on 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 District level meeting here, he said that the Control Rooms to be set up at all districts within next 10 days would redress the complaints on untimely 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, he said adding that the PDS shops would be strictly instructed to display the complete list of BPL and APL cardholders so that people could easily identify the cards and could prevent the misuse of the cards.

He said that under Grievance-9 (G9) category, 45 lakh applications have been received for ration cards in the state, out of which 12 lakh have been identified and 4 lakh have been issued with BPL cards. Steps were being taken to issue cards to the remaining 7.28 lakh people, he said.

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

He said that a 100 day programme has been chalked out to identify those who have availed BPL cards despite not eligible.

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