The BJP leaders demanded that many beneficiaries are disadvantaged of free ration offered by the Centre. BJP youth wing state president Tankadhar Tripathy, whereas addressing media, stated the state authorities is misappropriating central funds by growing the variety of bogus ration card holders.
He stated the state has 92, 76,934 ration card beneficiaries, however 87, 39,494 have acquired free ration for Could underneath the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY). If we study information offered by the state authorities, 5,43,699 beneficiaries haven’t acquired ration in Could,” he added.
Surprisingly, he stated, in the identical month, 88,76,162 beneficiaries have taken ration underneath the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
“If we evaluate PMGKY with NFSA card holders, there’s a hole of multiple lakh beneficiaries. Why this distinction,” he questioned.
He stated the federal government has did not distribute ration to round 5 lakh beneficiaries underneath PMGKY. In the course of the first wave, the Centre sanctioned round Rs 955 crore for distribution amongst beneficiaries of NFSA and State Food Security Act. “Civil provides officers have submitted utilisation certificates (UC) of Rs 934 crore. Meaning Rs 21 crore couldn’t be distributed amongst greater than two lakh beneficiaries. If we go by the state authorities’s letters, there are various faults within the UCs,” he added.
Tripathy stated the state authorities can not distribute ration to round 5 lakh beneficiaries, whereas many real beneficiaries are ready for a ration card. BJD leaders didn’t reply to messages and calls.