Three more States, J&K offer one ration card facility©

Three more States, J&K offer one ration card facility

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NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Nagaland and Uttarakhand have joined the 'One Nation-One Ration Card' scheme, taking the total number of states and union territories connected under the scheme to 24, food minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Saturday.

With this, about 65 crore beneficiaries, comprising 80 per cent of the total beneficiaries, covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) can now get their subsidised ration from anywhere in these 24 states and union territories, he said.

Remaining states/UTs are targeted to be integrated in national portability by March 2021, he added.

Under the 'One Nation-One Ration Card' initiative, eligible beneficiaries would be able to avail their entitled foodgrains under NFSA from any fair price shop in the country using the same ration card.