The district administration has found that 30 per cent of the BPL ration cards in the district have been issued to ineligible persons.

A scrutiny of ration cards by a team of officials headed by Assistant Collector S. Karthikeyan in Palakkad Town, Chittilencheri, Kuzhalmannam, and Erimayoor last two days found that many of the BPL cardholders were affluent people while economically weaker people were denied them.

Mr. Karthikeyan said action would be taken against bogus BPL cardholders. They should surrender the cards before the District Supply Officer, he said.