'One Nation-One Ration Card' scheme included Jammu-Kashmir, Manipur, Nagaland and Uttarakhand: Paswan
New Delhi. Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Saturday that Jammu and Kashmir , Manipur , Nagaland and Uttarakhand have also joined the ' One Nation-One Ration Card ' scheme. With this, the number of states and union territories joining this scheme has been increased to 24. With this, 80 percent of the total beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) or about 65 crore beneficiaries can now get subsidized rations from anywhere in these 24 states and union territories. He said that the remaining states and union territories would be covered under the scheme by March 2021.
Under the 'One Nation-One Ration Card' scheme, eligible beneficiaries can avail food grains under NFSA from any government ration shop in the country using the ration card. Paswan said, "Keeping in view the technical readiness of Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Nagaland and Uttarakhand, the Department of Food and Public Distribution has given these four states / union territories for national portability of the existing 20 states / union territories. They have been linked together. ”He said in a statement that 24 states / union territories are now associated with it under the 'One Nation-One Ration Card' scheme.