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Assam finance minister appeals financially well off citizens to avoid ration card benefits

Assam finance minister appeals financially well off citizens to avoid ration card benefits

Assam Finance and Social Welfare Minister Ajanta Neog on Thursday appealed to the financially well off citizens of the state to avoid benefits of the ration card.

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Assam finance minister appeals financially well off citizens to avoid ration card benefits Assam finance minister appeals financially well off citizens to avoid ration card benefits

GUWAHATI: Assam Finance and Social Welfare Minister Ajanta Neog on Thursday appealed to the financially well off citizens of the state to avoid benefits of the ration card.

Th Minister made the appeal in the interest of the welfare of the economically backward citizens who do not have a ration card to avail its benefits and they can be provided with basic necessities at affordable prices.

"I request to those people who are financially well-off, whose annual income is more than one lakh, who are in govt service or pension to give up their ration cards, so that we can reach out more economically backward people to provide them basic necessities at affordable price", said the Minister taking to Twitter.

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Neog added that it is 'a moral responsibility' of all to ensure that the National Food Security Act does not undermine the rights of the economically weaker sections of the society.

Meanwhile, all the states and Union Territories were directed by the Supreme Court on Monday to implement the 'One Nation One Ration Card' (ONORC) scheme. The schemed allows migrant workers to avail the benefits of ration cards from any corner of the country irrespective of the place where their ration card is registered.

The government of India implemented this scheme to facilitate nation-wide portability of the National Food Security Act (NFS) Ration card.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the implementation of the one nation, one ration card scheme was made possible due the government’s flagship Digital India mission.

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