Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered inquiry into Raion Card distribution.
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has also ordered fresh survey of families falling in the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category, and asked the officials to prepare a new list of the downtrodden.
The former Samajwadi Party government had printed 60 lakh ration cards just ahead of the UP assembly elections but they could not be distributed. The Adityanath government had earlier announced to roll back those ration cards, India Today had reported.
The Uttar Government has also decided to cancel some 3.4 crore ration cards that were distributed before the Election Commission announced poll dates.
The new Aadhaar-linked ration cards will also have silicon chips and barcodes. It will also have details of the beneficiary, the report said.
Till the new cards are made and distributed, the beneficiaries will be given paper-slips for the purpose of ration.