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PATNA: Believe it or not, a household in Bihar’s Vaishali has as many as 68 members, their on-line ration card has revealed. Not simply that, the cardboard appears to propound the advantage of ‘religious harmony’ by enlisting Hindu in addition to Muslim members of the family as beneficiaries, elevating the hackles of authorities.
Suspecting anomaly in ration distribution by PDS outlets below the ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme, Mahua SDO Sandeep Kumar has directed Chehrakalan block growth officer Kumud Ranjan to conduct a probe and lodge an FIR in opposition to PDS vendor Sanjay Kumar.
“I’ve directed the BDO involved to lodge an FIR in opposition to the vendor for committing fraud and guarantee restoration of the foodgrains on the earliest,” Kumar advised TOI over telephone.
The matter got here to mild throughout a current scrutiny of foodgrain distribution amongst ration card holders within the blocks of Vaishali district. The officers had been shocked to know that over 38 quintals of foodgrains got to a specific household headed by one Jubaida Khatoon, which additionally had Umesh Paswan and Navin Kumar as members. Preliminary investigation revealed that the PDS vendor submitted the listing of 68 beneficiaries of a household free of charge in addition to subsidised foodgrains.
Each member of the family on a ration card is entitled to get 5kg of wheat/rice monthly.

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