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Villagers protest against denial of PDS food grains

Mail News Service

Jamshedpur, Aug. 28 : About 100 villagers staged a two-hour long demonstration near  the West Singhbhum district collectorate at Chaibasa protesting against denial of public distribution system (PDS) foodgrain for several months. They claimed to have ration cards but still were denied for the food grains.

A food right activists who was present at the site of agitation said that the villagers belong to both priority household (PH) ration card  andAntyodaya beneficiaries and claim to have not received foodgrains between September  and December 2018.

A villager of Podahat village in Sonua block of the West Singhbhum district who was also amongst the demonstrators, said that they have complained to the deputy commissioner, block supply officer and district grievance redress officer as none of the card holders in the village have received PDS grains but no action has been taken even after so many months.

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