Bhubaneswar: The State Food Commission has directed district collectors to delist ghost beneficiaries and include eligible ones in the list at the earliest.
Though two years have passed since formulation of the National Food Security Act, 65,079 eligible families are yet to receive the ration card.
Around 1,00,813 families have applied to get a ration card, stated a letter written by the Food Commissioner Rangalal Jamuda to the Collectors.
Only in Khurda, Cuttack, Puri, Keonjhar and Nuapada, 58,424 families are in the waiting list for an inclusion under NFSA.
The letter mentioned 22,75,000 families whose names are mentioned in the final priority list are yet to get a printed ration card. The Commission has directed the district administration to provide the ration cards by December 31.