LAUNCH OF ONE NATION, ONE RATION CARD
Chandigarh (Aditi): Hon’ble Prime Minister had given a clarion call for launch of “One Nation, One Ration card” all over the country. This enables the beneficiaries to get ration, even when he moves out to other state or U.Ts. This is particularly helpful for migrant labour, who stays a few month at one place and thereafter goes to other place for work. Without portability of the ration card, these poor people were getting deprived of their entitlement for ration.
Hon’ble Prime Minister had directed that all UTs must introduce this scheme on priority and become a model for the rest of the country.
In due compliance of the directions, Chandigarh launched One Nation, One Ration Card. During the official launch Sh.Manoj Parida, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator handover ration cards to a few beneficiaries. Due to corona, it was decided not to have any major event involving large gathering of people or local representatives for distribution of ration cards. These will be delivered to them on door steps by government officials.
This new One Nation, One Ration Card introduced by Chandigarh Administration will enable the beneficiaries to get ration money in Chandigarh and Puducherry, where DBT system is prevailing. If the card holder migrates to other state, where no DBT is available, they can draw rice, wheat and other ration items from the local ration shops. The Food and Civil Supplies Department of Chandigarh and NIC joined hands to develop the software for new ration cards. The card contains family details and bank account number of beneficiaries. The card holders can carry it across the country.