ONORC Scheme Operational in Entire Country

With the adoption of “One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) in Assam, this scheme has become operational in entire India.

Key Points

  • Assam became the 36th state to adopt One Nation One Ration Card food security scheme.
  • With the addition of Assam, all the 36 states and union territories have now started issuing ration cards which will be applicable across India.
  • This move has made food security portability a reality.

About ONORC Scheme

The ONORC scheme is nationalising of ration card, basically. Under the scheme, ration cards have been nationalised using Aadhaar seeding. This enables the beneficiary to purchase food grains from any fair price shop across the country. Thus, the scheme assures the claim to food security irrespective of residence of beneficiary. This scheme was launched in August 2019.

Who are the beneficiaries?

The One Nation One Ration Card food security scheme have benefitted the National Food Security Act (NFSA) beneficiaries, immensely. This is because, they received subsidized food grains during COVID-19 pandemic. This scheme has been swiftly implemented across India. Thus, it is benefiting more than 80 crore Indians.

Objective of food security scheme

The One Nation One Ration Card scheme was launched with the objective of making the beneficiaries self-reliant for their food security across India. with the pan-India applicability of the scheme, citizens can now use cards across India to purchase the subsidised food grains from any fair-price shop. This move also enables the family members to buy food grains, pending from allowed quota in ration card from across country.

Mera Ration mobile app

Government has launched “Mera Ration Mobile App”, to make best use of ONORC. The app will provide information to users in real-time in 13 languages.

No of beneficiary

71 Crore portable transactions have been done since the launch of scheme. Out of these, 43.6 crores are NFSA while 27.8 crore are Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) transactions. Through portability, food grains of worth Rs 40000 crore have been made.



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