- One Nation One Ration Card Scheme makes food security “portable” and is tailor-made for migrant labourers.
Why is it Important ?
“One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) plan aims to empower all National Food Security Act migrant beneficiaries to access food grains from any Fair Price Shop (FPS) of their choice anywhere in the country by using their same/existing ration card with biometric authentication.
- The facility of ONORC shall equally benefit all 80 crore NFSA beneficiaries to lift their foodgrains from any FPS of choice, it primarily aims to enable migratory NFSA beneficiaries (mostly labourers, daily-wagers, urban poor like ragpickers, street-dwellers, temporary workers in organised and unorganised sectors, domestic workers, etc.) who frequently travel in search of better opportunities or for any other reasons, to access the Public Distribution System (PDS)
Source : PIB, The Hindu , The Indian Express , NIC, Google
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