Modi government's next big plan: One Nation, One ration Card!
Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday said the Government is going to implement "One nation-one ration card" scheme in the whole country by 30th June, 2020.
Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday said the Government is going to implement "One nation-one ration card" scheme in the whole country by 30th June, 2020. Paswan said this while addressing media in New Delhi. According to the Union Minister, work on linking all ration cards all over the country with Aadhar cards and organizing food grain distribution mechanism in its entirety through Point of Sale (PoS) machine is in the final stage.
At present, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana and Tripura are 10 states where 100% POS machines have been arranged for grain distribution and all PDS shops have been connected to the Internet.
In these states, any beneficiary can take grain from any public distribution system shop in that state. Paswan said that arrangements are being made to ensure that by August 15, 2019, beneficiaries of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Gujarat and Maharashtra will be able to take ration from anywhere in both states.
Paswan said that work is being done on war footing to ensure “One Nation One Ration Card” scheme is implemented across the nation and for that data of all ration cards will be connected to one server and any beneficiary, anywhere in the country, will be able to pick up their grain from any public distribution system of their choice after 30th June, 2020.
Recently, Paswan held meeting with State Food Secretaries and State government officials along with officials of Food Corporation of India (FCI), Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) and State Warehousing Corporations (SWCs) on 27th June, reviewed the progress of this work.
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