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Why were ration books needed?

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I feel that ration books were used so that the products in the ration shops could be distributed equally among the people in the area of the ration shop.The ration books were needed to keep a record that every household would get an equal amount of the commodity, from rice to cooking oil. In India the ration cards system which people have from a particular ration shop in the area still exists. People get about one kilogram of sugar on each card from each household.Kerosene oil and rice is still sold on the ration card in many areas of Calcutta, in India.Four people in a household would have four ratio cards, one for each member of the household, in India.

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