Adding four more states, 24 states in the country get linked to ‘One Nation One Ration Card’

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Adding four more states, 24 states in the country get linked to ‘One Nation One Ration Card’

Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Meals and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday, reviewed the progress of ‘One Nation One Ration Card‘ plan implementation all through the nation. As 4 new states full technical necessities, they’ve additionally been linked to the scheme. These 4 states are UT of Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Nagaland and Uttarakhand.

With the addition of those 4 states, now 24 states throughout the nation are related with the One Nation One Ration Card Scheme. “About 80% of complete Nationwide Meals Safety Act are actually,” Paswan advised ET. “Remaining States/UTs are focused to be built-in in nationwide portability by March 2021.”

The One Nation One Ration Card has been an formidable plan of the Modi Authorities and union minister Paswan has been proactively following the implementation of the scheme for the sleek supply of meals grains. The plan goals to make sure the supply of meals safety entitlements to all beneficiaries lined beneath the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA), no matter their bodily location anyplace within the nation.

The distribution of ration had turn out to be a difficulty throughout the lockdown when migrant employees didn’t have ration playing cards within the states they have been staying.

By this method, the migratory NFSA beneficiaries who ceaselessly change their place of abode searching for momentary employments, and many others. are actually enabled with an choice to carry their entitled quota of meals grains from any Truthful Value Store (FPS) of their alternative anyplace within the nation by utilizing their identical/present ration card with biometric/Aadhaar based mostly authentication on an digital Level of Sale (ePoS) system put in on the FPSs.

The federal government had first applied the scheme as a pilot challenge in 4 states in 2019. From January 2020, the scheme was applied in 12 states throughout the nation.

The well timed implementation of the scheme helped the federal government to successfully ship meals grains beneath PM Garib Kalyan Yojna introduced until November 2020.


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