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Over 60,000 fake ration cards detected in Tripura

 AGARTALA, Sept 13 - Tripura Government has identified over 60,000 counterfeit ration cards and 2,90,776 fake PDS consumers in a digitisation drive by the State Government, its Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath has said.

The government is focussed on digitisation and e-government services as part of its move to end corruption and bring accountability in public services, he said here on Wednesday.

“We conducted a verification through a digitisation drive and found that 62,340 ration cards and 2,90,776 PDS consumers are fake,” Nath said.

In Tripura, a ration card is given to a family and not an individual and includes names of all members of the family.

There were a total 9,62,046 ration cards registered during the erstwhile Left Front Government. But the incumbent BJP-IPFT Government which assumed office in the State on March 9 this year found only 8,99,706 cards among them genuine, the Minister said.

In the case of PDS, a total 39,40,277 beneficiaries were registered under it during Left regime. The figures came down to 36,59,501 during the digitisation drive, he added. – PTI

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