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Odisha Joins 1 Ration

Odisha has joined One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) Plan. Now at least 24 States are connected in this National Plan, officials say.

This was one of the Reforms Criteria for increasing Borrowing Limited from 3 PC to 5 PC of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) during 2020-21. 
Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan has reviewed the progress of One Nation One Ration Card plan.
While taking note of the requisite technical readiness of four more States and UT of Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Nagaland and Uttarakhand, the Department of Food & Public Distribution has enabled the integration of these States and Union Territories with existing 20 States for the National Portability.
 With this, now a total of 24 States and UTs are connected under One Nation One Ration Card from 1August 2020.
These 24 States and UTs are namely Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
With this, about 65 crores (80PC) of total NFSA population is now potentially enabled for receiving food grains anywhere in these States through national portability of ration cards.
Remaining States are targeted to be integrated in national portability by March 2021.
The One Nation One Ration Card is an ambitious plan and endeavor of DoFPD, to ensure the delivery of food security entitlements to all beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA), irrespective of their physical location anywhere in the country, by implementing nation-wide portability of ration cards under the ongoing central sector scheme on ‘Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IM-PDS)’ in association with all States.
Through this system, the migratory NFSA beneficiaries who frequently change their place of dwelling in search of temporary employments, etc. are now enabled with an option to lift their entitled quota of food grains from any Fair Price Shop (FPS) of their choice anywhere in the country by using their same/existing ration card with biometric, Aadhaar based authentication on an electronic Point of Sale (ePoS) device installed at the FPSs.
 


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