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‘All ration shops in Delhi to be computerised by next year’

All ration depots in the national Capital will be computerised by next year, a move which will help check malpractices in the public distribution system, a senior Delhi government official said here on Tuesday.

At present, 42 depots in Delhi have <g data-gr-id="20">computerised</g> system and the government plans to float a tender for computerisation of remaining shops by <g data-gr-id="21">end</g> of this month. There are 280 fair price shops in the city.

“There are a few people in the system who are corrupt and the practice has affected the proper distribution of ration among the needy people. The only way we have to check these malpractices is by computerisation of ration depots,” said <g data-gr-id="25">S S</g> Ghonkrokta, Special Commissioner, Food and Supplies.

“Once we have all the details in our database, we can distribute the ration after matching it with the details on an individual’s Aadhar card,” he added.

Ghonkrokta was answering queries at a public hearing on the implementation of the National Food 
Security Act organised by Right to Food Campaign activists. 

He assured the people present that the department would look into the issues raised and along with the community try to resolve them. Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyan, which organised the public hearing, will also present a report to the department in this regard.

The official said that corruption had affected the supply of ration and the government is trying to workout a mechanism to eradicate it.
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