GOVT IMPLEMENTS ONORC SCHEME

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Government of India, Department of Food and Public Distribution, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, have introduced One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) Scheme for the nation-wide portability of ration cards under National Food Security Act (NFSA). Through this, all eligible ration card holders/beneficiaries covered under NFSA can access their entitlements from anywhere in the country. Accordingly, Government of Goa have also implemented ONORC Scheme in the State of Goa in 2020.

This system allows all NFSA beneficiaries, particularly migrant beneficiaries, to claim either full or part foodgrains from any Fair Price Shop (FPS) in the country through existing ration card with biometric/Aadhaar · authentication in a seamless manner. The system also allows their family members back home, if any, to claim the balance food grains on same the ration card. As on February 2022, 35 States/UTs have implemented the Scheme as informed by the Department of Information and Publicity.

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