If we take stock of the situation at ration shops of old city we will find that obtaining essential basic items is like a Herculean task for the poor, as most of the ration shops remain closed and those which are open have no stock. Women, elders and small children have to wait for hours in queue.
A widow woman told that she can’t afford to buy rice from retail market so she has to totally depend upon 15 kg rice obtained from ration shop. If we don’t get rice we would starve.
Another woman Shameem Banu of Misrigunj revealed that ration shop owners tell-off the customers using foul language as if they are giving the food grains out of their own pockets.
If we look into the matter we will find that every shop owner has links with one or other MLA or at least corporator. Civil supplies department should regularly inspect the ration shops to see if the food grains are reaching the deserving person or not.