‘Ration from Anywhere’ in Telangana: C V Anand

Vastavam web: The Telangana Civil Supplies Department will implement ‘Ration from Anywhere’ (Portability) from tomorrow to benefit 2.75 crore beneficiaries in the state, a senior official said today.”From tomorrow onwards card holders can avail essential commodities at any ration shop across the state under the portability scheme,” Commissioner for Civil Supplies C V Anand said.Anand said the portability scheme has created competition between ration dealers and beneficiaries are getting good services.

Cardholders need not go particularly to his/her allotted ration shop but can get ration from anywhere in the state, Anand said.Families migrating or shifting from one place to another were unable to get ration from the nearest ration shop,but had to get rations from the allotted shop even if it was far away.From tomorrow, beneficiaries can get their essential commodities near their homes or any place, irrespective of the ration shop where their card is allotted.

Even if card holders shift or move to other areas, they need not go for change of shop as they can get ration from any ration shop within the state, Anand said.Last year from June 1, portability was implemented in 1,545 ration shops of Greater Hyderabad circle, which got tremendous response from card holders as they were able to get commodities from the shops close to them.There are 85 lakh ration cards in the state and they get their ration from 17,000 ration shops.