Sudhanshu Pandey, Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution today addressed a Press Conference on “One Nation One Ration Card” (ONORC) plan.
On this occasion he also launches Mera Ration mobile app. This app will benefit especially those ration card holders who move to new areas for livelihoods.
“Currently the ONORC covers 32 states and UTs. The integration of remaining four states, West Bengal, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Assam, is expected to be completed in next few months,” said Sudhanshu Pandey.
Currently this system covers nearly 69 crore NFSA(National Food Security Act ) beneficiaries in the country and a monthly average of about 1.5-1.6 crore portability transactions are being recorded under ONORC.
This system allows all NFSA beneficiaries, particularly migrant beneficiaries, to claim either full or part foodgrains from any Fair Price Shop (FPS) in the country through existing ration card with biometric/Aadhaar authentication in a seamless manner. The system also allows their family members back home, if any, to claim the balance foodgrains on same the ration card.