SALEM: Residents of Kovilpalayam village blocked the traffic on the Mettur-Kolathur road on Saturday urging the district administration to provide rice to all the eligible cardholders.

They claimed that only 200 cardholders were given rice at the fair price shop in the village, which has 800 family cards. Cardholders demanded that the administration should keep adequate stock of rice in the fair price shop to ensure proper supply. Officials pacified the agitators.

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