The government is preparing to provide ration card to people who have low income. The ration card will entitle the holders to subsidized rates of essential goods. The Ministry of Supplies is preparing to provide 17 such essential goods in subsidized rates to ration card holders. The draft regarding the preparation and distribution of ration card is on final stage, according to an official at the Ministry. The government is set to provide goods at subsidized rates through National Trading Corporation. Based on a ration card, a person can buy 30 kgs of rice, one cylinder of cooking gas, one liter cooking oil, one kilo sugar and pulse and salt every month at subsidized rates.