Fact Check: Telangana government did not call for applications for issuing new ration cards
A message claiming that a key decision has been made by the Telangana government about issuing new ration cards in the state is being shared virally on social media.
Claim :Telangana government will accept applications for new ration cards from August 21, 2023
Fact :Telangana government did not issue any such order for collecting applications for new ration cards
A message claiming that a key decision has been made by the Telangana government about issuing new ration cards in the state is being shared virally on social media. Social media users are sharing a poster with photos of prominent leaders of the government with the caption ‘Key decision of Telangana Government’.
Other details on the poster are:
“Applications for new ration cards will start from August 21
The government advises all eligible candidates to apply
Even if the name or address on the old ration card is wrong, you can apply for a new ration card.
Documents required for a new ration card are Aadhar card, passport size photograph, address proof, income certificate”
The claim is false.
Telangana government has not called for applications for the issue of new ration cards.
When searched using the key words “new ration card Telangana”, we found a few posts and articles which confirm that the claim is a hoax message.
A Twitter user shared newspaper clipping with the caption “Telangana government is not giving new ration cards”
According to sakshi.com, the Telangana government has no proposal to issue new ration cards in the state. The state civil supplies authorities have clarified that the government is not thinking on these lines.
According to V6telugu.com, the posters shared on WhatsApp and other social media groups have no truth. People are advised not to believe the news. Civil supplies minister Gangula Kamalakar expressed anger that such propaganda is confusing people.
According to hmtvlive.com, civil supplies minister Gangula Kamalakar clarified that there was no truth in the information about the issuing of new ration cards in Telangana. In a press release issued on August 18, 2023, he stated that there has been no such announcement made by the Telangana government.
Hence, the claim that the Telangana government is going to issue new ration cards is false. There is no such proposition as of now.