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India completes ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ implementation

With Assam changing into the final state to implement the one nation one ration card (ONORC) scheme, its pan-India rollout is now full. Under the scheme, beneficiaries can get entry to extremely subsidised foodgrains beneath public distribution system wherever within the nation. Launched in August 2019, ONORC ensures portability of round 240 million ration playing cards.

It allows migrant ration-card-holders to raise their quota of grain entitlement from any truthful worth store (FPS) within the nation through the use of the ration card issued of their house states or Union Territory after biometric authentication on digital Point of Sale (ePoS) gadgets put in on the FPS.’Since the launch of ONORC, 710 million transportable transactions – 436 million beneath National Food Security Act (NFSA) and 278 million beneath Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyana Anna (PMGKAY) transactions have taken place beneath ONORC. According to a meals ministry assertion on Tuesday, subsidised meals grains price Rs 40,000 crore is delivered to beneficiaries by way of portability.

A month-to-month common of about 30 million transportable transactions are being recorded, delivering the subsidised NFSA and free PMGKAY foodgrains. As per estimates, 60 million folks migrate seasonally to numerous states in quest of livelihoods. Besides, round 80 million e individuals are intra-state migrants, shifting from one district to a different of their house state.

To guarantee ration-card portability, the Centre had requested states to subject the ration card within the bi-lingual format—native language and Hindi or English. A 10-digit customary ration card quantity was assigned to beneficiaries, whereby the primary two digits denotes the state code.Along with 10 digits, a set of one other two digits was appended with the ration card quantity to create distinctive member IDs for every beneficiary in a ration card.

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