Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh government has
announced to launch a campaign against the ineligible ration
card holders, so that their ration cards are withdrawn and
issued only to the eligible ones.
Announcement to this effect was made in the state
Assembly on Wednesday by the Revenue Minister Karan Singh Verma, in a
reply to a question from Lakhan Ghangoria (Congress).
Ghangoria said that even though there is a ban on issuing
new ration cards in Jabalpur, many ineligible persons managed
to get them, "which is why, a large number of BPL families are
not getting ration cards."
Intervening in the matter, Assembly Speaker Ishwardas
Rohani, who also represents Jabalpur Cantonment seat, alleged
that Jabalpur Collector is not conducting a survey to identify
the ineligible persons, due to which the eligible ones are not
able to get the facility.
Rohani said that this situation is not just confined to
Jabalpur, but is prevalent across the state and therefore, the
government should run a campaign to identify ineligible ration
card holders and force them to surrender the ration cards.
Panchayat and Rural Development Minister, Gopal Bhargava
said that following the directives from the Centre, a new
survey will be launched soon to identify those living below
the poverty line in Madhya Pradesh, after which, all the
eligible will get ration cards.
Disagreeing with the Minister, Rohani called for an
immediate action in the matter, as it is concerned with the
After the Speaker`s directive, the Revenue Minister
said that the district collectors will be asked to carry out a
survey to know about the ineligible ration card holders.