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One Nation, One Ration Card scheme becomes operational in entire country with its implementation in Assam
Assam 22 June (Agencies)
Assam has become the 36th State to implement One Nation One Ration Card scheme. With this, One Nation One Ration Card scheme is successfully implemented in all the 36 states and Union Territories making food security portable throughout the country.

This scheme is aimed at enabling migrant workers and their family members to seamlessly lift their entitled subsidized foodgrains from any Fair Price Shop of their choice anywhere in the country.

One Nation One Ration Card scheme has significantly contributed in ensuring subsidized foodgrains to beneficiaries especially migrant beneficiaries during the Covid pandemic. Within a short-span of time, it covered 80 crore beneficiaries. Since its inception in August 2019, about 71 crore portable transactions have taken place under this scheme, delivering foodgrains equivalent to 40 thousand crore rupees as a food subsidy.

To make this scheme more seamless and swift, MERA RATION mobile application was rolled out. This mobile app is providing a host of useful real time information to the beneficiaries and is available in 13 languages.
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