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Chaos at Nemmadi Kendra in Udupi

Staff Correspondent

Udupi: There was chaos at the Nemmadi Kendra here. Hundreds of applicants, trying to secure their below the poverty line (BPL) and above poverty line (APL) ration cards, went berserk over lack of arrangements at the kendra and the delay in the processing of their applications there on Saturday.

The kendra in Udupi has been processing the applications for ration cards from the residents of 35 wards and eight gram panchayats coming under the Udupi hobli since December 15, 2008.

With over 600 people gathering in front of the kendra on Saturday, the processing of applications became sluggish and the infuriated applicants began protesting against poor arrangements there.

Tahsildar V. Prasanna rushed to the spot on hearing about the protest being staged by people at the kendra and succeeded in pacifying them. Normality was restored.

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