Sinlung /
23 March 2015

Mizoram Has More Ration Card Holders than it’s Total Population

Aizawl, Mar 23 : There are almost five lakh more names on Mizoram’s ration cards than the state’s total population.

Replying to a starred question by opposition MLA Lalrinawma, Food and Civil Supplies Minister John Rotluangliana said there are currently a total of 15.91 lakh names on a total of 2.79 ration cards in the BPL, APL and AAY categories.

According to the 2011 census, Mizoram’s population is 10.97 lakhs, meaning the amount of names on the state’s ration cards exceeds the state’s population figures by 4.94 lakhs people. The decadal growth rate in the 2001-11 period was meanwhile 23.48 percent.

The Minister said the government hopes to solve the discrepancy when it completes the end to end computerization of ration cards, which is underway.

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