Loan wavier: Rise in demand for ration cards
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.