'One Nation One Ration Card' Scheme To Cover All States By March 2021

Publish On: 01 Jun, 2020 04:59 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

NEW DELHI: The 'One Nation One Ration Card' scheme which was initiated by the centre has already been implemented in 20 states up to now. The government has announced that they will target the entire country by 31 march 2021.

On Monday, June 1, Ram Vilas Paswan, the minister for Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said that as states like Mizoram, Odisha and Sikkim joined the scheme of 'One Nation One Ration Card', the are currently 20 states which are currently linked to Integrated Management of Public Distribution System or IMPDS.

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The union minister took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to tweet, "As I earlier announced, three more states -- Odisha, Sikkim and Mizoram -- have been added to the government''s ambitious ''One Nation One Ration Card'' scheme today. With this 20 states have joined the IMPDS scheme."

He further mentioned in another tweet, " 'One Nation One Ration Card'' Scheme is to be implemented across the country by March 31, 2021. In this regard, necessary steps are being taken to connect Uttarakhand, Nagaland and Manipur by August 1, 2020. "

One the scheme is implemented all over the nation by 31 March 2021, any beneficiary from the Public Distribution System (PDS) will be allowed to avail the ration from anywhere in the country within the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

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Within the National Food Security Act, as much as 81 crore individuals are provided with foodgrains at a cheaper price.