Loan wavier: Rise in de­mand for ra­tion cards

Evening Today - - DISTRICT -

Ben­galuru: The Food De­part­ment, which is strug­gling to ful­fill scores of ap­pli­ca­tions for new ra­tion cards now has a new headache with the govern­ment stat­ing that ra­tion cards are com­pul­sory for the farm­ers to get the let­ter of debt wavier un­der the farmer loan wavier pro­gramme of the govern­ment.

Due to the govern­ment’s de­ci­sion of ‘Ra­tion card Link’, the num­ber of new ap­pli­ca­tions has in­creased. Be­sides those whose names are al­ready in­cluded in the ra­tion card of the joint fam­ily they live in are now ap­ply­ing for a sep­a­rate ra­tion card to avail the ben­e­fits of the loan wavier and thus the num­ber of ap­pli­ca­tion seem to be count­less.

Af­ter the govern­ment passed the or­der that ra­tion card is com­pul­sory to avail the let­ter of debt wavier un­der its farmer loan wavier scheme, since the month of June, more than 7 lakh ap­pli­ca­tions have been sub­mit­ted de­mand­ing ne ra­tion cards. Be­cause of this, the staff of the Food De­part­ment is un­der im­mense work pres­sure, in­forms the De­part­ment.

Mean­while, as there is a dead­line by which the doc­u­ment need to be sub­mit­ted to the banks, the pres­sure is only in­creas­ing with the de­mand to pro­vide the ra­tion cards at the ear­li­est. Since it is a ‘First come First Ser­vice’ sys­tem for those who have ap­plied on­line, the ap­pli­ca­tions will be ful­filled in the se­quen­tial or­der it­self. If the ra­tion cards are not given due to tech­ni­cal rea­sons, then al­le­ga­tions rise that the ra­tion cards are not be­ing given to the farm­ers, clar­ify the of­fi­cials from the Food De­part­ment. Ra­tion card up till 2018 will be con­sid­ered.

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