AAY ration card holders claim they did not receive 35 kilogrammes of free rice, and the minister requests information.

Families with an annual income below Rs 1 lakh are eligible for Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) ration cards . With each card, they will receive 35 kg of rice grain for free .

Guwahati: Food, civil services, and consumer affairs minister Ranjeet Kumar Dass asked the ration card holders to postpone news of such anomalies with the authorities concerned without delay on Monday so that corruption, if any, can be identified and addressed at its source.The families with an annual income below Rs 1 lakh are eligible for Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) ration cards under the National Food Security initiative.With each card, they will receive 35 kg of rice grain for free.Several AAY card holders in Chandmari claimed to have been refused the promised 35 kg rice quota for the months of October and November last year and January this year, according to the owner of the fair price shop (FPS).According to the owner, the food & civil supply department did not release the quotas for the months for which we did not receive rice.

I am not the only one of them.Meanwhile, after receiving questions regarding suspected irregularities, Kamrup (Metro) district deputy commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha directed the officials to conduct a ground investigation.If found guilty, Jha said, an investigation will be undertaken against fair-price shop owners.