The saving changed into effected in a bio-coupon experiment taken up in 50 Public Distribution system(PDS) shops.— document picture
it’s been made mandatory for all ration card holders in Bengaluru
The food department has taken up an initiative to save you diversion of kerosene given to BPL card-holders to the black market in Bengaluru. From June, all ration card holders will have to get ‘bio-coupons’ to avail their month-to-month quota of kerosene.
This comes within the wake of its bio-coupon experiment, taken up in 50 Public Distribution system (PDS)retailers, ensuing in nearly 50 in line with cent saving of kerosene.
meals Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao told newshounds on Tuesday that a big quantum of keresone suppliedvia the PDS is being diverted for industrial and business use, either thru bogus playing cards or throughthe PDS outlets thru fictitious accounts.
This gadget has additionally been taken up on an experimental basis in 10 stores in each district centre, he said.
the yearly subsidy on the kerosene being furnished within the state works out to approximately Rs. 2,000 crore, he said adding that slicing pilferage would bring about large financial savings.
the way to get coupons
As in keeping with the brand new gadget, ration card holders who’ve connected their cards with Aadharcards can go to the neighborhood food department workplace/image bio-centre/village panchayat or Bengaluru One/Karnataka One centres to avail revealed kerosene coupons through matching their fingerprints or iris.
the ones who’ve connected their mobile phones with Aadhar playing cards may want to get bio-coupon on their phones the usage of a One-Time-Password by travelling the branch’s website, he said.
those who have connected their ration cards with mobile numbers have the option of having the coupon on their cellular phones through messaging RCKERO to 9731979899.
The bio-coupon codes will must be proven to the PDS outlets to avail kerosene, he defined.