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Issue temporary ration cards for applicants: Karjol Officials told to issue a green pass to farmers

In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, temporary ration cards should be issued to 15,800 ration card applicants to facilitate them to buy foodgrains from fair price shops for the next two months, directed Deputy Chief Minister Govid M Karjol.

Chairing a meeting with the district-level officials to discuss Covid-19 situation here on Saturday, he directed the officials of Food & Civil Supplies Department to issue temporary ration cards after obtaining approval from the deputy commissioner.

About 2,400 nomadic families who are devoid of ration cards are staying across the district. Steps should be taken to provide them with foodgrains until the Covid-19 scare subsides.

A total of 53 pushcarts and four lightweight vehicles have been put to use to supply vegetables to the residents of the City.

Three Hopcoms are also selling vegetables and fruits. About 450 Hopcoms units set up across the State are procuring 350 metric tonnes of vegetables daily from the farmers, he explained.

Karjol directed the Horticulture Department authorities to issue green passes to farmers who come forward to sell their produce not only in the district but also across the State. The Union government is releasing Rs 500 each to the Jan Dhan account holders.

The banks should initiate steps to distribute the money by maintaining social distancing. Three free LPG cylinders for three months for the beneficiaries under Ujjwal Yojana and incentives under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Yojane should be ensured to the beneficiaries, Karjol advised.

He also directed the Health Department officials to take steps to insure Asha and health workers and also civil workers who are working under a critical condition putting their life at risk.

MLA Dattatreya Patil Revoor appealed to the district in-charge minister to screen the people coming under Kalaburagi Mahanagara Palike limits in the wake of increase in number of Covid-19.

License to be cancelled

Deputy Chief Minister Govind M Karjol directed the Food & Civil Supplies Department Joint Director D M Pani to cancel the licenses of five fair price shops which are fleecing the people and giving less quantity of foodgrains. Fair price shop of Savaleshwara, Hitalashirur and Vagdhari of Aland taluk and S A Shakhapur of Jewargi taluk and Rajapur of Kalaburagi taluk will lose license temporarily. Steps should be taken to distribute ration through the credit co-operative societies, he directed.

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