Aadhaar seeding and de-duplication have helped in weeding out around 2.76 crore ration cards between 2013 and 2017, the government said in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Nearly 49 per cent of these cancelled ration cards were from two States — Uttar Pradesh (68,80,999) and West Bengal (66,13,961), Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, CR Chaudhary, said in a written reply to a question in the lower house. This could be done because digitisation of ration cards and beneficiaries data which has helped identify and weed out duplicate and ineligible beneficiaries from the targeted public distribution system.