Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 7
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday urged the states and Union Territories to completely implement the One Nation One Ration Card scheme with none delay.
Paswan stated 4 extra states/UT — Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Nagaland and Uttarakhand — had been built-in into the nationwide portability with the present 20 states/UTs on August 1.
Now, a complete of 24 states/UTs are linked beneath the One Nation One Ration Card scheme, Paswan stated.
“With this, about 65 crores (80 per cent) of the total NFSA population is now potentially enabled for receiving food grains anywhere in these states/UTs through the national portability of ration cards,” he stated, hoping that the remaining states/UTs can be built-in into the nationwide portability by March 2021.
Referring to the incident of the deletion of names from practically 2.98 lakh ration playing cards, Paswan stated the states/UTs ought to embrace their names and supply them with ration playing cards if their names had been deleted by mistake.
“The DoFPD is receiving positive feedback from states/UTs and other stakeholders for the One Nation One Ration Card scheme,” he stated, urging states and UTs to completely implement this scheme in order that the ration cardholders might get their share of meals grains with none delay and issue.