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Rs 42-cr PDS items recovered from illegal NFSA beneficiaries

Bhubaneswar, Sep 24: The Odisha Government has recovered retail items worth Rs 42.13 crore from illegal beneficiaries under National Food Security Act (NFSA) while as many as 353 illegal beneficiaries have been arrested and cases registered against them till date. 

Foods and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Dasburma informed this in the Assembly in response to a question of BJP MLA Dilip Ray on Saturday.

The Minister said the State Government has so far received one crore six thousand applications seeking ration cards under the National Food Security Act. While 20,67,362 applications were rejected, ration cards have been issued to 85,32,638 applicants.

While 17,396 cards were cancelled after preparation of the ration cards, illegal beneficiaries have refunded 1,28, 891 cards so far. 

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