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Subsidised foodgrain: SC disallows discrimination

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the government could not differentiate between ‘one poor man and another poor man’ while offering subsidised foodgrain under the targeted public distribution system.

The court said the central government could not deny ration card to an eligible person merely on the grounds that the allocation of quota of foodgrain for a particular tehsil or district had been exhausted.

The apex court bench of Justice TS Thakur and Justice FMI Kalifulla said it was not getting any satisfactory answer from the government on the implementation of Justice DP Wadhwa Committee’s recommendation on revamping the public distribution system.

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