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3 more states, UT linked to One Nation One Ration Card scheme

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan

New Delhi [India], Aug 1 (ANI): Client Affairs, Meals and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday reviewed the progress of ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ plan.

An official launch mentioned that being attentive to the requisite technical readiness of three extra states – Manipur, Nagaland and Uttarakhand and Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir – the Division of Meals and Public Distribution has enabled their integration with current 20 states/UTs for nationwide portability.
With this, a complete of 24 states/UTs are related underneath `One Nation One Ration’ card from Saturday.
“With this, about 65 crores (80 per cent) of complete NFSA inhabitants is now probably enabled for receiving meals grains wherever in these states/UTs via nationwide portability of ration playing cards. Remaining States/UTs are focused to be built-in in nationwide portability by March 2021,” the discharge mentioned.
It mentioned that One Nation One Ration Card is an bold plan and endeavour of DoFPD to make sure the supply of meals safety entitlements to all beneficiaries lined underneath the Nationwide Meals Safety Act, 2013 (NFSA), no matter their bodily location wherever within the nation, by implementing nation-wide portability of ration playing cards underneath the continuing central sector scheme on ‘Built-in Administration of Public Distribution System (IM-PDS) in affiliation with all States/UTs. (ANI)

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