Additional pages will be affixed to 4, 60, 720 ration cards in Tuticorin district for their renewal. The family card renewal programme commenced on January 1.

The pages will be inserted in the family cards to register entry of commodities obtained by consumers, according to Collector Ashish Kumar.

He also inspected the activities of salesmen deputed at some fair price shops.

Eight teams comprising Zonal Officers of the ranks of Deputy Collectors and Deputy Registrars affiliated to cooperatives were being involved in monitoring the process.

Of the total cards, 4, 33,000 card holders were rice consumers and 26,100 card holders were sugar consumers.

In addition, 1, 600 police cards and 20 forest cards would be renewed until February 27.

A. Basheer, District Supply Officer, said about 45 percent of cards had been renewed so far and expressed the hope that all cards would be renewed before the deadline. Consumers could also approach fair price shops on Saturdays for this process, he said.