One Nation One Card scheme kick-started in four more states
Published: August 1, 2020
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs has started the ‘One Nation One Card’ scheme in four more states of the country, namely, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Nagaland and Uttarakhand. All these states have been integrated into this platform and with this move; this scheme is now operational in 24 states / UTs in the country.
One Nation One Card Scheme
This scheme aims to ensure the delivery of food security entitlements to all the beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act 2013 irrespective of their physical location anywhere in the country, by implementing nationwide portability of the ration cards in the country. Through this system, the migratory NFSA beneficiary will get the option to get the quota of food grains from any Fair Price Shop in the country, as per their choice, from anywhere in the country. They just have to use their existing ration card with Aadhaar-based / biometric authentication on the electronic Point of Sale device installed in the fair price shops in the country.
Implementation of the ‘One Nation One Card’ Scheme
Under this scheme, the National Food Security Program is also included and after the present inclusion, about 65 crores (80 per cent) of the total NFSA population is now enabled for receiving the food grains anywhere in the states /UTs covered under this scheme of national portability of ration cards. The remaining states / UTs will be integrated into this scheme by March 2021, according to the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Government of India.