Chandigarh: The consumers in Haryana will now get ration through a smart card. The government in order to streamline the public supply system has introduced the Unique Identification (UID) number project on Thursday.

Under the project, the consumers will be given a UID number and a Smart card. The UID launch ceremony was attend by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and several ministers of the state.

In the first phase of the ambitious project worth Rs 137.63 crore, Haryana will cover four blocks including Ambala 1, Dharodha, Sonipat and Sirsa. Around 2.5 crore people of the state would be given the UID number and the smart card would be made available to approximate 54 lakh families in next two years.

Under the first phase, 1.60 lakh families and 7.64 lakh people belonging to the aforesaid four blocks will be covered in the project.

Head of the families including children up to five years will be marked on biometric and fingerprint card. The camps will be organised by the concerned Department and on an average around 30 families would come for the sampling of the fingerprint and biometric each day.

The application form has already been distributed and the assistance of the BLO will be taken in the further process related to the project.

(JPN/ Bureau)