New Delhi, December 9
The Centre has given permission to nine states to borrow Rs 23,523 crore from the market as these fulfilled the eligibility criteria. Haryana can borrow Rs 2,146 crore.
The nine states — Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh — have completed reforms in the public distribution system. The states undertook three major initiatives in this regard — seeding of Aadhaar with ration cards, biometrically authenticated beneficiaries and automation of fair price shops. — TNS