People can get Pongal gift pack from ration shops through Aadhar card
Pongal gift can be claimed by people who had lost ration cards using Aadhar Card or cell phone as registered in application.
Ration card is now mandatory to buy ration items from ration shops throughout Tamil Nadu. Ration Shop staff is said to scan up the ration card in device known as POS which is kept at ration shop and give the items.
State government of Tamil Nadu is said to have arranged to give Pongal special gift package of raw rice, sugar, cashew nuts, cardamom and raisins. These items are to be given for people who had lost their ration cards by giving their Aadhar cards.
An official from Department of food and cooperatives explained in regard:
‘The smart ration cards are being issued on the basis of Aadhar card only. Presently, the process of issuing new smart ration cards for those who lost the original is stopped. New smart ration cards may be given in some shops.
Complaints are also been received that some smart ration cards are not been scanned. People who have lost their smart ration cards or people who keep smart ration cards that could not be scanned to visit relevant ration shop with Aadhar card or cell phone for any members registered at the ration card. The ration shop staff which will verify up the same and give the required items.
Otherwise, mobile phone number which will be registered at the device and then based upon OTP received, Pongal gift pack which is said to be given. Task of issuing up the replacement of new smart ration cards for people who have lost the same.