According to the National Food Security Act of 2013 (NFSA), the One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) scheme is being implemented in the country to nation-wide portability of ration cards. So far, the facility has been opened in 32 States/UTs, covering nearly 69 crore beneficiaries, accounting for almost 86% of the country’s NFSA population.
About One Nation One Ration Card Scheme:
♦ The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution launched a pilot scheme called the “One Nation One Ration Card Scheme” in four states in 2019.
♦ On January 1, 2020, 12 states were added. As of August 2020, the One Nation One Ration Card plan has integrated 25 states and union territories.
♦ By March 2021, it will be launched in all Indian states and UTs.
♦ The purpose of the scheme is to ensure nationwide portability through the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and deliver subsidized food grains to all immigrant beneficiaries anywhere in the country without worry.
♦ This scheme is one of the important government schemes for eligible beneficiaries of NFSA.
♦ This is a national ration card that allows migrant workers and their families to receive Public Distribution System (PDS) benefits from any fair price shops across the country.