One Nation One Ration Card scheme ensures distribution of subsidized food grains under NFSA to ration card holders who can use their same/existing NFSA ration card after biometric/Aadhaar authentication at any Fair Price Shop (FPS)
1 anywhere in the country. ) can collect the entitled food grains. Electronic point of sale (ePoS) device. Under this scheme, the beneficiaries will continue to get rice, wheat and coarse grains at the rate of Rs. 3, Rs. 2 and Rs. 1 per kg in other states also respectively.
Under this scheme people who are away from their hometown for daily bread, they will be able to buy their share of food grains from cheap grain shops in any part
of the country through the same ration card and after the implementation of the integrated system, there will be no problem. Fake ration cards will also be eliminated.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced to extend the Garib Kalyan Yojana for five more months for the people suffering during the Corona period. Under
which 80 crore people of the country will get 5 kg rice or wheat, 1 kg pulses and 1 kg gram for free till November. Last on March 25, when the entire country was under lockdown, the Modi government had announced to provide this additional food
grains to the poor and needy people in addition to the foodgrains provided under the National Food Security Act. The havoc of Corona has not ended in the country and the difficulties of the people have not
reduced, in view of this, the government has decided to take this relief forward. Apart from the poor welfare scheme, Prime Minister Modi has also made an important announcement to implement the One Nation One Ration Card scheme.
A few days back, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced that the One Nation One Ration Card scheme would be implemented across the country by March 2021. Some time ago, Food Minister Ram
Vilas Paswan had said that the ration card portability scheme has been implemented in a total of 20 states and union territories of the country. Earlier, this scheme was implemented in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Haryana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Goa,
Jharkhand, Tripura, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Daman and Diu. In this, three states Odisha, Mizoram and Nagaland have been added. Under the One Nation One Ration Card scheme, the beneficiary can buy his share of grain from any cheap grain shop in any part of the country through a single ration card.
Last year, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan announced ration card portability and gave a year to all states to be ready for it. According to Integrated Management of Public Distribution System i.e. Integrated
Management of Public Distribution System, in many states, beneficiaries of food and public distribution system can buy cheap food grains from any district. According to the Food Ministry, the rest of the states have also assured to implement this system at
the earliest. According to the government point of sale (POS) machines should be made available at all PDS (cheap food grains) shops to implement this scheme. Presently POS machines have been installed at ration shops in many states.
According to the government, after the implementation of this scheme in the whole country, the beneficiary will be able to buy food grains at a cheaper rate from the ration shop of any other state. This facility will prove to be most beneficial for people migrating to other cities for employment. The
government says that it is doing everything possible to protect the interests of the beneficiaries. After the implementation of this scheme, the beneficiaries will not be bound to any one ration shop. Along with this, it will also help in preventing arbitrariness and theft of ration
shopkeepers. The central government intends to provide facilities to 81 crore people coming under the public distribution system through this new scheme. Every year 612 lakh tonnes of food grains are distributed under the Public Distribution System.
Although the implementation of this plan seems easy, it is as difficult to implement it on the ground of reality. To make this scheme effective, digitization of old ration cards of all states is being done. After the implementation of this scheme, people will not be able to make another ration card like Aadhar card and PAN card. Many people
had more than one ration card at a time. But gradually crores of such ration cards have been cancelled. After the digitization of the ration card, a unique identification
શું હોય છે મોબાઈલ ઈન્સ્યોરન્સ, શું પાણીથી થતાં નુકસાનને કવર કરે છે
number will be placed on each card just like the Aadhar card. With this system it will be almost impossible to make fake ration cards. After that all the ration card data will be collected according to the integrated system. Food grains are produced on a large scale in the country but the distribution system is very poor. Instead of reaching the people, a large part of the food grains produced gets rotted in government godowns. According to a United Nations report, about 20 percent of the country’s grain is wasted due to lack of storage capacity. According to a report, every year 230 million tonnes of
pulses, 120 million tonnes of fruits and 210 million tonnes of vegetables rot in India due to lack of proper distribution system. Corruption is widespread in the public distribution system of food grains. Half of the cheap food grains provided to the poor do not reach the public and are sold at high prices in the open markets. Thus, the government implements many schemes to fight poverty in India, but due to bureaucracy and corruption, the benefits of such schemes do not reach the needy people. Rising inflation and rising food prices