Crores of ration cards were deleted or cancelled by various states and union territories during the last three years with Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra topping the list.
The government also acted under the relevant clauses against approximately 20,000 fair price shops.
In the last three years ration cards from states like Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra have seen the maximum cases. In numbers a total of 93,78,789 ration cards were cancelled in the state of Uttar Pradesh combining all the three years, whereas 20,37,947 in Maharashtra.
This was done after the action was taken with NFSA Aadhaar Seeding of Ration cards. In this case the beneficiary under the Public Dispensary System (PDS) will not be able to duplicate the card any more.