KARNATAKA

Women stage demonstration for yellow cards

CHITRADURGA, OCT. 11. Hundreds of women from Mathada Kurubarahatti village near here staged a demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office on Monday urging the Government to take steps to distribute yellow ration cards to them.

Reports received here said the agitating women entered the office of the Deputy Director of Food and Civil Supplies and asked him to take steps to distribute yellow cards to them.

Meanwhile, tension prevailed when some of them entered into an argument with the staff there. Subsequently, they were forced to leave the office.

N. Mallikarjunappa, Deputy Director of Food and Civil Supplies, told them that the department had selected beneficiaries for yellow cards.

A total of 15,378 cards had been distributed.

The Government had framed stringent rules to issue yellow cards.

According to the new rules, there was no need to replace green cards with yellow ones, he added.

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