Hyderabad: The government will all set to crack down on ‘Benami ration dealers were running fair price shops. The civil supplies department found that a large number of ration shops in the state. The original dealers handed over the shops to the Benami and collecting commissions from them. In GHMC limits alone, nearly 40 shops out of 90 were found to be run by ‘Benami.
The government has decided to issue ‘smart cards’ to dealer’s it. And the commodities will be delivered only on submission of the smart cards at PDS godowns. The project was implemented on a pilot basis in Nalgonda in 2013 by the government of undivided AP and this helped to weed out benami dealers. The TS government now wants to extend the facility to all districts soon.