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Ration Card: Good news on ration card portability, know the update related to ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’

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Ration Card Portability: Assam has finally started the ration card ‘portability’ service and with this the ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ program of the Center has been implemented across the country. The Food Ministry has given this information on Tuesday.

Beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) under ONORC (One Nation, One Ration Card) can avail subsidy from any Electronic Point of Sale Device (e-POS)-equipped ration shops of their choice. You can get your quota of food grains. For this they have to use their existing ration card with biometric authentication.

“Assam has become the 36th state/UT to implement ONORC,” the ministry said in a statement. With this, the ONORC program has been successfully implemented in all states and union territories, making food security ‘portable’ across the country. The implementation of ONORC was started in August 2019.

The government has also launched ‘Mera Ration’ mobile application to take maximum benefit of One Nation, One Ration Card scheme. This app is providing real time information to the beneficiaries. It is currently available in 13 languages. So far the app has been downloaded more than 20 lakh times from Google Play Store.

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