Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir deleted over 30,000 fake ration cards in past three years after they initiated the process to link cards with Aadhaar.
In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said that 92 per cent of all ration cards had already been verified across the country by way of seeding with Aadhaar numbers. Further she added that seeding of ration cards ensure uniqueness of beneficiaries in public Distribution System (PDS).
In the year 2018, only 3,428 bogus or fake ration cards were detected. In the year 2019, 13869 fake ration cards were detected and cancelled and in the year 2020, 13224 fake ration cards were cancelled.
In the year 2015, it was Central Vigilance Committee who found out fake ration cards on Public Distribution System as the people who did not deserve, had managed BPL ration cards in J&K. As per reports, financially stable people had managed to get these ration cards. The report by committee also carries a photograph to prove that the BPL survey in the state was not done properly.
Instead of correcting the blunder, the successive political governments did not take any steps rather kept quite.