Nitish orders 100 pc Aadhar seeding of ration cards

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Nitish orders 100 pc Aadhar seeding of ration cards

Patna, Apr 3 (PTI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today directed for 100 per cent linking of ration cards with Aadhar for greater transparency in distribution of foodgrains for beneficiaries.

“Only 69 per cent ration cards of beneficiaries are at present linked up with Aadhar, which needs to be made cent percent,” Kumar directed officials during a review meeting of the Food and Civil supplies department.

“Seeding with Aadhar will result in greater transparency in distribution of foodgrains under the Public Distribution System,” he said according to an official statement.

During the review meeting, the Chief Minister also laid emphasis on round-the-clock monitoring of GPS fitted vehicles transporting foodgrains from Railway sidings to PDS outlets.

“Minute-to-minute monitoring of movement of GPS fitted vehicles is required,” Kumar told officials, instructing them to develop a software for more effective tracking of GPS fitted vehicles employed for transportation of foodgrains.

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