Maharashtra's Fair price shops soon to get biometric system

Published on May 23, 2015 11:29:29 AM

Maharashtra government will soon implement the Aadhaar card-linked biometric system in fair price shops to curb black marketing.

State Food and Civil Supplies Minister, Girish Bapat who arrived in Kolhapur to attend the BJP executive meeting that is scheduled on Sunday, Stated, "We are strictly against black marketing and outflow of food grain and kerosene.”

Bapat said, “Maharashtra government is spending Rs 11,000 crore on distributing food grains and kerosene to below poverty line (BPL) people."

However, food grain and kerosene worth approximately Rs 2,500-3,000 crore do not reach the beneficiaries and vanish from the market, he added.

Therefore, to cut out the fraud and curruption, the government will introduce of Aadhaar card linked biometric procedure in fare price shops as well," he added.