The authorities’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. Under ONORC, beneficiaries lined beneath the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) can get their quota of subsidised foodgrains from any digital level of sale machine (ePoS)-enabled honest value outlets of their alternative by utilizing their current ration playing cards with biometric authentication.
Simply put, eligible folks can get subsidised foodgrains from authorities outlets easily.
According to the Food Ministry, ration card portability has considerably contributed in making certain subsidised foodgrains to NFSA beneficiaries, particularly migrant beneficiaries, over the past two years of Covid-19 pandemic.
Currently, a month-to-month common of about 3 crore moveable transactions are being recorded, delivering the subsidised NFSA and free PMGKAY (Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana) foodgrains with anyplace flexibility to the beneficiaries, it added.
The Centre has additionally rolled out the ‘MERA RATION’ cell software, aiming to take most benefit of the ONORC plan.
The cell app is offering a variety of helpful real-time data to the beneficiaries and is obtainable in 13 languages.
So far, the app has been downloaded greater than 20 lakh occasions from Google Play Store.