Mangaluru: Government Sanctions Rs 4.02 Lakh for Ulaibettu Victims

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Mangaluru: Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim held a press meet at the DC office here on February 18.

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Addressing the mediapersons, DC Ibrahim said that in the communal violence at Ulaibettu, many people were injured and were admitted in various hospitals in and around the city in December. A memorandum was submitted by the injured for compensation, accordingly, the government has sanctioned Rs 4.02 lakh as medical expenses for 21 persons, injured in the incident.

DC further said that a consumer redressal meeting will be called on February 23 and consumers are requested to attend the meeting with their consumer number. “If there are any problems faced by the consumers, they can discuss them in the meeting as the meeting will be headed by the concerned officials from various gas supply companies; Tahsildars along with other officials.”

He also said that in DK district 77,670 people have applied for new ration cards, out of which 17,232 are yet to be distributed. “People who had applied for the ration card, are not coming to collect their cards as some of them do not have EPIC / UID number. 5,976 applicants had applied for the ration card by providing their Voter ID; 11,256 applicants did not provide their Voter IDs and hence, we are unable to proceed.” The administration has requested all who had applied for ration card to collect their cards by providing necessary documents within 15 days. If the applicants will not collect their ration cards, the district administration  will cancel the cards after 15 days.

He also said that some people have applied for APL cards and 4,000 cards are ready for distribution. “We have informed the applicants through SMS, but so far no one has come forward to collect the APL cards. The district administration has extended the time to collect the cards till February 28. If the cards will not be collected by the end of this month, they will also be cancelled.”

Food officer Basavraj said, “Under CSR project, 6000 people will benefit from free LPG gas connection. The beneficiaries should go to the cooking gas dealers and provide photocopy of their ration card, bank account number and a photo. If the beneficiaries will not take the gas connection, they will not get kerosene.”

He further said that in all the fair price shops, the names of BPL beneficiaries will be displayed and if any non-beneficiaries names are displayed on the board, such issues should be brought to the notice of the Food Department. He also urged the public to provide their epic/UID number to the fair price shops as soon as possible.

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