Currently, 85.5% Ration Cards of at least one member of family are seeded with Aadhaar number, MP Danve Raosaheb Dadarao had informed Lok Sabha on July 17, when Shiv Sena MP Ranjan Vichare asked him about the number of ration cards linked with Aadhaar. In Maharastra, 1,42,47,780 ration cards have been linked with Aadhaar cards according to the details provided by the minister in the annexure. Dadarao said that this was being done for "better targeting of food subsidies". The minister mentioned the Ministry of Consumer Affairs' “end-to-end computerisation of TPDS (Targeted Public Distribution System) operations” scheme in collaboration with all States and UTs which is done on a "cost sharing basis". Digitisation of ration cards and other databases, computerisation of supply chain management are a part of this scheme. The digitisation of ration cards data has been completed in all…
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