Hyderabad: As part of the state government initiative, Mayor Gadwal Vijaya Laxmi distributed new ration cards to 383 beneficiaries in Banjara Hills division here on Thursday. Khairatabad MLA Danam Nagender was also present at the distribution.
Speaking on the occasion, the Mayor said that many poor families come to live in the city and the government has decided to provide them with new ration cards.
Presently there were around 6 lakh ration cards in Hyderabad district and another 56,000 new cards have been approved, she said. The new ration cards would benefit around 2 lakh perons and they could be provided rice, she said adding that more families would be provided the cards in the coming days.
“Telangana has unique welfare schemes like Aasara Pension, Kalyana Lakshmi, KCR Kits, etc that are not there in any other state. This is testimony to Chief Minister, K.Chandrashekhar Rao’s commitment for the poor,” she said.
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