All Ration Cards Digitised, 80% Linked With Aadhaar : PM Modi


All ration cards have been digitised and around 80 per cent of them have been linked with Aadhaar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. “In the last four years, we have cancelled around 6 crore fake ration cards, gas connections and scholarships.

We plugged this leakage, saving crores of money,” said Prime Minister Modi while addressing a public meeting here. “All ration cards have been digitised and around 80 per cent of ration cards have been linked with Aadhaar,” he added.

The Prime Minister said that projects worth more than Rs. 1,500 crore in sectors like education, connectivity, culture and tourism, that were kickstarted today will not only spur the growth of Odisha but entire eastern India. “In a month, more than Rs 20,000 crore of development projects have been either inaugurated or initiated in Odisha,” he said.

The Prime Minister also said that Odisha got more than Rs 4000 crore due to Centre’s decision to create the District Mineral Fund. He said the amount would help in the development of the tribal areas where mining is carried out. “Unfortunately the state government has not been able to spend the money for the welfare of tribals,” he added. Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister inaugurated the Balangir-Bichhupali railway line.