Hyderabad, June 9 (Hydnow): Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) official spokesperson G. Niranjan today said the State Government should also allow new applications for Ration cards.
While welcoming the State cabinet decision to grant ration cards to all eligible applicants numbering 4,46,169, whose applications have been pending for a long period, we urge the State Government to provide an opportunity for fresh applications as thousands of households are not having ration cards and they are forced to purchase the ration in the open market.
In a letter addressed to Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao , a copy of which was released to media here, he said that the names of many members of the houses were deleted from the ration cards irrationally by the officials and now request the Govt. to instruct the concerned to enquire and to include all those deleted names.
Though the priority should be given to people belonging to the below poverty line in providing ration, in future, it may necessitate, taking care of other sections of the people irrespective of rich or poor during this sort of pandemic situations, he said.
The Government should consider for providing ration cards to all citizens to make ourselves prepared to face future challenges. We request for immediate attention of the CM and for making a decision in this regard. (Hydnow)