Commodities allowed to be drawn against the ration card are mostly not available in the ration shops that are approached by the cardholder.
As per the latest reports, around 3,80000 kits were distributed till Monday morning.
Food and Civil Supplies dept said delay caused as Milma payasam mix and some curry powders of Sabari brand not received on time
State cabinet on August 16 decided to limit food aid to holders of yellow ration cards
20,000 Onam kits will be given to inmates of orphanages and homes for destitute
Only yellow cardholders who come under Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) scheme will be eligible for the free food kit.
Of the total number of 93 lakh card owners in the State, the Centre gives subsidised rice to 41 lakh card owners belonging to the priority category.
The Civil Supplies Department said supply would resume on Saturday after completing the software update on the e-POS terminals.
In a bid to ease a few of the ration shop dealers travails the Kerala Government has put on hold the earlier decision to not to supply foodgrains to the ration dealers on credit.
The food allowance is calculated under the National Food Safety Act as equal to 1.25 times the floor price of the ration items a cardholder is eligible to receive.