Jharkhand girl dies: An 11-year-old girl allegedly died of starvation in Simdega District of Jharkhand recently, as her family’s ration card was not linked to the Aadhaar Card.After the girl died her mother was unable to feed her. The family was struck off from government welfare rolls for not linking their ration card with the Aadhar card.
The girl’s mother said “Went to get rice, but I was told that no ration will be given to me. My daughter died saying ‘Bhat-bhat’ (rice),” on Monday.Jharkhand Food and Supply Minister Saryu Rai said “I have clearly instructed, along with the copy of Supreme Court’s order, that those who do not have the Aadhar card they will also get rations. Those who do not have the Aadhar card they will be given food supplies after identification.” He added “If the card has been struck off and someone has died due to it, then authorities must take action against this.”Due to the increasing number of fraud cases, the Centre, for security reasons, has asked every individual to link their Aadhaar card with the ration card, LPG, PAN card or any other.
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