One Nation, One Ration card scheme to be implemented pan-India by June 1, 2020
NEW DELHI: Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government Of India, announced that One Nation, One Ration Card scheme will be implemented by June 1 throughout the country.
The main objective of the scheme is to introduce nation-wide portability of ration card holders under National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA), to lift their entitlement foodgrains from any FPS in the country without the need to obtain a new ration card, by integrating the existing PDS systems/portals of States/UTs with the Central systems/portals, etc, according to a statement by Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
Early this year, on January 1, Paswan had said that the scheme was already operational within 12 states.
"We will implement the 'One Nation, One Ration Card' scheme by June 1 in the whole country. Under this scheme a beneficiary will be able to avail benefits across the country using the same ration card," said Paswan while speaking to the press, suggested reports.