With no aid from the government, Sulochana Khura has pawned her ration and pension cards for a mere Rs 14,000.
President of the State BJP OBC Morcha Suratha Biswal also accused the BJD government of distributing ration cards just before the rural and urban polls to woo voters.
The One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) was launched in August 2019 for helping the daily wagers, temporary workers and migrants to avail benefits of the subsidised food grains from an outlet near them.
As many as 1.29 crore ration cards were deleted or cancelled by various states and union territories during the last three years with Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra topping the list. The government also acted under the relevant clauses against approximately 20,000 fair price shops (FPS).Rat
Bhubaneswar: Gross irregularities have now come to the fore in the implementation of the Food Security Act as subsidized ration is being issued in the name of dead persons while on the other hand a substantial number of beneficiaries have not received their ration cards, and yet being provided ration. Nearly 19 lakh families do […]
Nuapada: Taking up various issues, including irregularity in implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Indira Awaas Yojana (PMIAY), over a hundred BJP activists took to streets and gheraoed the NAC office at Khariar Road in Nuapada district today. The activists, led by party district general secretary Goldy Agarwal took out a rally from the Ram Mandir […]
Bhubaneswar: Shocking but true. A man attempted to commit suicide on Friday after he allegedly failed to secure a ration card under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in Gop block in Puri district. According to reports, Benudhar Mallick of Jagsahi village under Erabanga panchayat climbed atop a tree on the Block office premises and […]
Bhubaneswar: In-charge of Odisha BJP Arun Singh today targeted the Odisha government and sought reply on a host of issues which reflects the government’s callousness and incompetence. Ahead of the Panchayat Polls, Singh slammed the ruling BJD asking why the beneficiaries are deprived of the ration cards? Why farmers are not getting right price in […]
Cuttack: Acting on the decision of the Odisha government, Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh has asked all district superintendents of police to withdraw cases against fake beneficiaries who had fraudulently obtained ration cards. Talking to media persons here today, Singh said as per the order issued by the State Police Headquarters, the SPs […]
Rayagada: Life in Rayagada district was seriously affected due to a 12-hour bandh called by the BJP today to protest against large scale irregularities in the distribution of ration cards under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). Vehicular traffic was severely disrupted while shops and establishments remaining closed at various places like Gunupur, Ramanaguda, Padmapur, […]
Bhubaneswar: BJP activists today ransacked the Bhadrak Collector’s office during a statewide hartal observed by the party in protest against the alleged irregularities in distribution of ration cards under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), which passe off almost peacefully at other places. BJP activists staged protests in Bhubaneswar, Dhenkanal, Kamakhyanagar, Angul, Sonepur, Jeypore, Khurdha, […]
Paralakhemundi: As many as 22 persons have been arrested for ransacking the Gumma block office on Thursday over ineligible beneficiaries being asked to return their ration cards. According to Serang police sources, all the 22 arrested persons have been forwarded to court. Cases have been registered against them for thrashing policemen during the mob attack. […]
Tension ran high in the premises of Gumma block office today when a mob protesting against the directive asking ineligible beneficiaries of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) to return their ration cards ransacked the Gumma block office and fought a pitched battle with police personnel present at the spot injuring 10 of them
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today said as many as 91,431 “ineligible” families have surrendered their ration cards issued under National Food Security Act even as 20,259 families have been added in the list of beneficiaries. “We call upon all the ineligible families to surrender their ration cards by August 15. They should consider that eligible […]
Tension ran high at the municipality office here today when irate locals, who have been excluded from the ration card list, locked up the office gate and staged a protest in front of it