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Sugar cards can be changed to rice cards

Now, family cardholders can convert their sugar option cards to rice cards by which they can get rice and other items provided under the Public Distribution System.The State government has decided to provide this option based on a long-term demand from cardholders. In a statement, Food Minister R. Kamaraj said there were a total of 10,19,491 family cards in the State and there were many requests from consumers to convert sugar option cards to rice cards. Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami made the decision based on the numerous requests from consumers, the Minister said. Such consumers can apply online by attaching a copy of their family cards through www.tnpds.gov.in and also at the respective assistant commissioner’s offices till November 26, said an official release here.

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