The federal government’s ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ (ONORC) programme has been efficiently carried out throughout the nation, with Assam being the final state to operationalise the service. Beneath ONORC, beneficiaries lined beneath the Nationwide Meals Safety Act, 2013 (NFSA) can get their quota of subsidised foodgrains from any digital level of sale gadget (ePoS)-enabled honest worth retailers of their selection through the use of their present ration playing cards with biometric authentication.
Merely put, eligible folks can get subsidised foodgrains from authorities retailers easily.
In accordance with the Meals Ministry, ration card portability has considerably contributed in guaranteeing subsidised foodgrains to NFSA beneficiaries, particularly migrant beneficiaries, over the past two years of Covid-19 pandemic.
Presently, a month-to-month common of about 3 crore transportable transactions are being recorded, delivering the subsidised NFSA and free PMGKAY (Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana) foodgrains with wherever flexibility to the beneficiaries, it added.
The Centre has additionally rolled out the ‘MERA RATION’ cellular software, aiming to take most benefit of the ONORC plan.
The cellular app is offering a variety of helpful real-time info to the beneficiaries and is offered in 13 languages.
To this point, the app has been downloaded greater than 20 lakh occasions from Google Play Retailer.