Trichy: The scanning of aadhaar cards is in full swing at all the 1,211 ration shops in the district in the last few days. Though the move has been aimed at collecting the unique identification number of the card holders for making smart cards that is expected to be issued from January 2017, the move will also help in weeding out bogus ration cards.
The process of scanning Aadhaar cards of all the 7,83,493 ration card holders in the district commenced on August 24. The process will go on till August 10.
The purpose of gathering the Aadhaar details is to ensure that there will be no mismatch in the database.
A couple of months back, the consumer protection and civil supplies department had collected the Aadhaar details and linked them to the ration card. They also updated the mobile number of the ration card holders to send the bills through SMS to replace paper bills.