Staff Reporter

Coimbatore: District Collector P. Umanath has announced that officials concerned could be contacted at their respective mobile phone numbers in the event of any irregularities in the supply of essential commodities or other problems.

In a release, Dr. Umanath said that two types of family cards are issued under the Public Distribution System based on the applicant’s choice and not on the basis of his/her income. There are cards with no commodity option as well.

Those with a light green family card are eligible to get rice and other commodities. White family cards are issued to those who had opted for extra sugar instead of rice. These card holders are eligible to avail themselves of wheat, kerosene and commodities under the Special Public Distribution System such as wheat flour, maida, rava, palm oil and dal varieties.

Phone numbers

People can prefer complaints about irregularities in PDS supply by calling the following phone numbers: District Supply Officer, Coimbatore, at 94450-00245; Joint Registrar of Co-operative Societies at 94430-95737; Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies at 94421-23333; and Senior Regional Manager at 94433 58874.

In Coimbatore City, the Assistant Rationing Officers I, II and III can be contacted at 94450-00250, 94450-00249 and 94450-00248 respectively. Special Tahsildar, Coimbatore North, can be contacted at 94450-00246; Tahsildar, Coimbatore South, at 94450-00247; Tahsildar, Pollachi, at 94450-00252; Taluk Supply Officer, Mettuppalayam, at 94450-00251; Taluk Supply Officer, Sulur, at 97906-96839; and Taluk Supply Officer, Valparai, at 94450-00253.