Starting today, all the ration card holders in the State including those with the Above Poverty Line (APL) cards will be encouraged to link them with their Adhar card numbers.
The plan to link the cards with Aadhar numbers had been taken up in the wake of the State reporting 89 per cent of aadhar coverage among its population, he said.
From today, TN start drive Aadhar with ration card
Meanwhile, the government has clarified that Aadhar cards are not mandatory. In th meantime, all the ration shops in Tamil Nadu would get Point of Sale System to curtail pilferage in ration shops.
To avert irregularities in the sale of essential commodities through ration shops and encourage paperless transaction, all ration shops in the district have been provided with the GPS-based