Dharna for speedy disbursal of ration cards

HASSAN NOV. 13. A large number of people today protested against the delay in providing them with yellow ration cards.

Led by leaders of some political parties, they participated in a procession and staged a dharna in front of the taluk office here. They submitted a memorandum to the tahsildar urging him to set right the anomalies in the distribution of yellow ration cards.

The agitators said though the authorities concerned decided to distribute 7,500 cards in Arsikere, only 3,500 cards had been given. They withdrew their dharna when the tahsildar promised that steps would be taken to provide them ration cards.

People from Belur staged a protest for the same reason on Tuesday. The Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner, Rajanna, said 2,13,000 yellow ration cards had been distributed in the district in addition to the existing 2,50,000 green cards. The district administration had decided to distribute above poverty line cards to eligible green-cardholders on the temporary basis.

He said 1,488 litres of kerosene would be distributed among the cardholders. The problem faced by the beneficiaries at Belur had been sorted out. Steps had been taken to solve the problem in other parts of the district, he added.