One Nation One Ration Card Scheme 2020: Ek Desh Ek Ration Card Scheme Yojana Apply Online Application form Registration Benefits Eligibility

By | June 1, 2020

One Nation One Ration Card Scheme 2020: Ek Desh Ek Ration Card Scheme Yojana Apply Online Application form Registration Benefits Eligibility:

One Nation One Ration Card 2020

One Nation – One Ration Card Scheme: To sustain the reforms brought in by scheme on ‘End to End Computerization of Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) Operations’ the Department of Food & Public Distribution has launched a new scheme namely “Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IM-PDS)” for implementation during 2018-19 and 2019-20. The main objective of the scheme is to introduce nation-wide portability of ration card holders under National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA), to lift their entitlement foodgrains from any FPS in the country without the need to obtain a new ration card, by integrating the existing PDS systems/portals of States/UTs with the Central systems/portals, etc.

Keeping in view the physical progress under ongoing scheme and readiness for implementation of National Portability in few States, it has been decided to implement inter-State/National Portability on a pilot basis in few States shortly. Further, as and when any State/UT achieve the readiness it will be added on the National Portability platform, i.e. Public Distribution System Network (PDSN) to provide the benefit of national/inter-State portability to all ration card holders under NFSA. Presently NFSA provides the coverage for about 81.34 Crore persons across the country. State-wise statement showing coverage under NFSA is annexed.

This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao in the Rajya Sabha today.

State-wise statement showing coverage under NFSA

Sl. States/UTs Accept number of persons under NFSA

(in lakh)

1 Andhra Pradesh 268.23
2 Arunachal Pradesh 8.71
3 Assam 251.90
4 Bihar 871.16
5 Chhattisgarh 200.77
6 Delhi 72.78
7 Goa 5.32
8 Gujarat 382.84
9 Haryana 126.49
10 Himachal Pradesh 36.82
11 J & K 74.13
12 Jharkhand 264.25
13 Karnataka 401.93
14 Kerala 154.8
15 Madhya Pradesh 546.42
16 Maharashtra 700.17
17 Manipur 25.06
18 Meghalaya 21.46
19 Mizoram 7.06
20 Nagaland 14.79
21 Odisha 326.21
22 Punjab 141.45
23 Rajasthan 446.62
24 Sikkim 4.06
25 Tamil Nadu 364.7
26 Telangana 191.70
27 Tripura 25.02
28 Uttar Pradesh 1520.6
29 Uttarakhand 61.94
30 West Bengal 601.84
31 A&N 0.63
32 Daman & Diu 1.19
33 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 2.36
34 Lakshadweep 0.22
35 Chandigarh 4.96
36 Puducherry 6.34
Total 8134.94

In a major step towards achieving the objective of ‘One Nation One Ration Card’, the Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Shri Ram Vilas Paswan today inaugurated the inter-State portability in two clusters of adjoining States of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana and Gujarat & Maharashtra. This will enable beneficiaries from either States’ cluster to avail the benefits accruing to them under the National Food Security Act from any of the two States.

Addressing the media after inaugurating the inter-State portability Shri Ram Vilas Paswan said that today marks the beginning of National level portability of Ration Cards which has begun with the two States’ clusters.Shri Paswan further stated that after leveraging the progress under Computerization scheme, 11 States/UT of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana and Tripura have implemented the intra-State portability of ration card holders to lift the entitled foodgrains from any Fair Price Shop within their State.Further, it is envisaged that the inter-State portability shall be introduced in the 11 States having already implemented intra-State portability by 1st January 2020.

Shri Paswan further added that all other States/UTs having attained requisite readiness for inter-State portability, shall be integrated in a phased manner. Thereby, enabling nation-wide portability of ration card holders to receive subsidized foodgrains under NFSA from anywhere in the country by 1st June 2020. The Union Minister said that this initiative shall be very helpful for the large migratory population of the country who migrate from one part of the country to other in search of job/employment, marriage, or any other reason and find difficulty in accessing subsidized foodgrains in the present system.

To sustain the reforms brought in by the ongoing scheme of ‘End-to-End Computerization of TPDS Operations’ and to introduce new reforms, the Department of Food & Public Distribution, is targeting implementation of nation-wide portability in distribution of subsidised foodgrains to the beneficiaries without the need of obtaining a new ration card under ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ System.

Installation of electronic Point of Sale (ePoS) devices at Fair Price Shops (FPSs) is the main enabler of portability of ration card holders, supported by the biometric/Aadhaar authentication.More than 4.1 lakh (77%) ePoS devices are already operational across the country. 25 States/UTs have either completed the installation in all FPSs or having significant progress in this area. Further, more than 85% ration cards (at least one member) in the country have been seeded with the Aadhaar numbers of the beneficiaries.

All State Wise



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